i had an epidural lumbar spinal injection l5 s1 yesterday! i really researched and got a great doc, he specializes in pain management. i have had leg pain from sciatica for 6 weeks.
i feel good today, but my pt said i'd be best to not walk (i love to hike) more than 10 minutes at a time for the first week.
my doctor said i could return to work (i teach in tutoring center and can get up and walk whenever i wish between bouts of sitting ) but i've arranged not to work till 4 days from when i had the shot
my question is how long -for optimal recuperation and to let the medicine work should i wait to:
1.walk a mile or two or five?
2. go out to dinner with friends - would involve sitting for over an hour?
just am so relieved to finally be out of leg pain from sciatica. don't want to mess up my benefit from epidural! i guess everyone heals differently and i need to listen carefully to my body- but my nurses and doctor at the surgery center only told me to "lay low" for a couple days. i'm glad i asked my pt who advises laying low longer ....
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