Hi. I had a lumbar micro discectomy on an l5 s1 four months ago. My recovery has been good. Some numbness in my foot which was there pre op is still there but other than that I am fairly pain free ...... Except for when I lie in bed for any length of time.
This is a reasonably recent phenomenen but when I wake up in the morning my back is so stiff. It loosens up when I walk around within 5-10 minutes but I'm just worried that I may be damaging my back whatever way I'm sleeping (mainly on my side with pillow between my knees).
As many people posting have said once you get through the op the support/advice seems to dry up. Would appreciate any advice in what I should do next, see a physiotherapist for example.
I haven't as yet begun Pilates (which my consultant recommended) and right now the only exercise I'm getting is walking.
All in all I'm not complaining as the op has been a great success, just don't want to go backwards.