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walking to get rid of pain??

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,002
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Exercise and Rehab
I had laminectomy surgery (L5-S1) last May and walked after surgery. However, now, I guess I feel that because my job requires walking (daycare), I don't need to do it other than during my job. I exercise during the kids' nap time, but I'm still in a lot of pain. My exercises are tailored toward avoiding injuring myself again of course; I just haven't included a regimen of walking daily into my program.

What I'm wondering is... if I started up walking every day, is there a chance it could lessen my leg pain? Would it possibly loosen up some of the scarring back there? Supposedly there's no re-herniation, but there is some scar tissue from surgery. When I walk in the store, I can feel it pulling a little (my nerve).



  • I think that walking really helps.I to have a job that I spend 10-12 hours walking and on my feet.( I work for Walmart) I try to rest on my days off but it seems to me that I fill better when I am at work and moveing.
  • I have found that walking definitely gets rid of my leg pain. The more I sit or lay in bed the worse it gets. I am fine if I go for a walk first thing in the morning. B)
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  • Now that's an idea. Maybe I should get my b... out of bed and walk. I just am so tired in the morniing.

  • personally I have trouble walking...balance co-ordination and effort all makes it a mammoth task although I do a walk every day.

    But I do know that moving around is better for me than any static position, bed, chair (lol! - I wish), car, standing....

    The floor has to be flat tho, or I do a really good impression of a drunk!
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