So I saw my dr last week (im now 9 weeks post op) and at the time i saw him i washaving major sciatica pain in my opposite leg (i had also slipped and fallen) ...he was pretty confident it was a flare up but wanted to be sure so he ordered an MRI. BUT, with the holidays and his booked up schedule I cant get in until Jan15 (another month). I asked about PT and at first saidhe didnt think i needed it cuz my wound is fine and they wouldnt do much for me. Then I explained i havent bent/twisted/lifted in 3 months (stopped doing so prior to surgery)...and even before surgery was bedridden for 7 weeks....sooooo i just felt overall week and im scared to bend....
after that he agreed PT would probably be a good idea, but to wait until after the MRI.
He did also say, i was pretty much cleared to do watever i felt comfortable doing....he said he always tells patients "if it hurts, dont do it"
he said i could start doing more workouts (slowly) and see if it hurts.
my question to all of you is, what workouts did you start with. im already walking and slowly increasing it. right nowim at an average of 1.5 miles a day total. the other day i went up to 1.9 miles (not on purpose) and had some sciatica pain comeback....after some rest it did calm down mostly.
anyways, im looking for specific advice on what exercises you did that helped/hurt, etc.
thanks so much!