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Physical Therapy Post Microdiscectomy?

Jules1JJules1 Oklahoma City, OklahomaPosts: 100
I am 3 1/2 months post Lumbar Microdiscectomy and still in pain, though a little less than right before surgery.  Two MRI's with contrast show nothing wrong. My surgeon turned me over to a Physiotherapist who said to continue walking. My PCP has to prescribe pain meds and we're cutting back. 
I requested Physical Therapy and have had 3 full sessions, with pain going crazy for several hours after. My Physio says normal. The PT exercises seem light and quite interactive at the sessions. The purpose is to train my back to stay in functional position instead of arching and creating pain. The pain after these sessions is crazy bad for hours with No increased pain during the sessions. We've tried one process of elimination anyway and no change. I am surprised by the pain for what I''m doing. 
I am not exercise oriented though have grown to enjoy the daily walks. Am I on the right track here? Anyone have pain this long and/ or start Physical Therapy?



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