Hi guys! Hope everyone is doing okay. I am now 6 weeks post op from my adr at L5-S1. I had my follow up with my surgeon this week. I have regained some movement in my left foot and my hip pain has subsided. I think that I maybe have 20 percent less pain.
The doctor said that after about 3 months whatever my pain reduction is, will probably be where I stay. I hope that he is wrong and I can continue to improve. He still has me on the same restrictions that I had, no bending or twisting, and no lifting over 5 pounds.
I asked him for a physio referral. With the restrictions that I have do you think that it is worth it to pay (I don't have coverage)for physio or should I wait until 3 months when he hopefully lifts some restrictions. Can they give me very many beneficial exercises with my restrictions?
Right now I am going to the pool and walking in the water and going to the gym to walk on the treadmill. I went outside to walk yesterday, but found the uneven ground really hurt my back.I had great intentions of going for a nice long walk,but had to turn around really soon. Muscle spams are also bothering me a lot the last few weeks.
My incision is really numb,sometimes I get a sharp pain and it is always at the end of my incision on the left...strange.
Still taking all my long acting meds, have cut back a couple of breakthrough meds a day... Was hoping for better but...
Have a great, pain reduced day!
>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012