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Day 6 after surgery and pain is much worse



  • Sounds like you are getting back on the right track! I really hate to hear that your doc told you no limits and that you cannot undo what he did! Reality is that you can cause damage in there if you push too hard. I am over 5 months post-op now and I still have limits for myself. My activity levels did not increase dramatically until the last 4-6 weeks. Esp considering the amounts of pain you had the first few weeks.

    I did walking only first 2 weeks then moved on to 14 weeks of PT. It seems most dont need that much PT but for me it was necessary. It taught me limits of activity & stretching & good excersices to do. I also had a great therapist who gave me alot of support & understanding of the ups & downs after back surgery.

    The big risk is feeling better and thinking, oh yeah I can do that. Well whatever that is dont do it. Take it slow & easy and gradual into whatever activities you wanna do. Dont rush it! Just like deb says, you gotta listen to your body. Many of the setbacks I had were delayed reactions. It felt ok when I did it but then I was hurting & freaking out for days after! Remember you had back surgery on your spine! However minimally invasive it was it is still spine surgery!!!

    Good Luck, I hope you keep getting better and avoid many of the setbacks I had!!
    L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!
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