I posted this in another forum but I probably should have posted here:
I had surgery to repair a herniated disk between L5 and S1 about 8 weeks ago. It was causing sciatic nerve numbness down left leg and of course excrutiating pain. The surgery was a success and I was immeditaley pain free and off meds!
I have done light walking outside (when weather permits) and occasionally use the eliptical (without arms) as my exercise. But thats all I have done. My chiripractor is urging me to do more spinal decompression to heal bone scar tissue and wants to set me up on an exercise, stretching, and therapy program. Problem is, I can't afford any visits at $50 a pop because of my mounting surgery bills.
My question is-can someone with a similar surgery history prescribe a general exercise/therapy program? I have researched all over the internet but you never know what sites are safe and accurate, and I found this site realizing there is someone here that has been through the same ordeal.
Thank you for any direction you can shove me in.