I had my microdiscectomy November 1st 2018, After 6 weeks the doctor said I was healing slowly so he kept me off another 6 weeks with physical therapy . At 12 weeks he released me to light duty, no lifting over 25, no bending, twisting, etc. Due to all the limitations my job did not want me to work until I was completely released. I will not be released until I go back to the dr at the end of May. Has anyone had to wait this long?
My next question on April 1st, 5 months after I had my surgery my back is back in pain. I can still walk so I know it is not as bad as when I had the surgery, but it is bad enough to make me think before I do anything. I am trying to figure out if my surgery was suppose to fix my problem for good, or is this something to help ease it for a while. The dr said if I get back to where I can't walk again to call, but it is like where it all started. Should I wait to see what happens, or go a head and call the dr. Is it normal to go back to having back pain? I am just lost at what to do.
Thanks in advance