Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

advertisement

Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial

    Forum-Tutorial-Screenshot

In this Discussion

There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
advertisement

We're building a better forum experience with you in mind. Beginning June 26, 2019, all Veritas Health forums will move to forum.veritashealth.com.

Learn More

Questions to ask doctor for Post Op appointment?

I had a L5-S1 microscopic lumbar discectomy on Feb 5 and am going in tomorrow to see my doctor for my post op appointment. So far I have these questions to ask him:

1. Okay to bend/twist/lift? If so, how many pounds is okay?
2. Okay to drive yet? (I only just started riding in a car as a passenger yesterday)
3. In his opinion, when would he advise I go back to work and should I start with half days?
4. How long is it okay to sit at one time?
5. When I do resume physical therapy (he said 4-6 weeks), is it okay for the therapist to press down hard on the lower back? (That's what my therapist did to reduce the sciatica symptoms and it worked but unfortunately just for the day he did it)

What am I missing? I appreciate your input, thanks!
advertisement

Comments

  • If you are a bath vs shower person you might want to ask how long until you can sit in the tub and soak.

    I plan on asking if there are any other exercises I can do to speed things along and just how much I should be walking. This sounds terrible but I am trying to avoid physical therapy. There is no way I can afford numerous PT sessions even with my insurance. (I'm a school teacher in NC and we have not had so much as a cost of living raise in 6 years so the budget is really tight.)

Sign In or Register to comment.