I recently under went surgery for a herniated L5 S1 on my right hand side.
I have suffered with this condition for 4.5 years to date.
I originally first suffered with sciatica when I used to drive taxis full time due to bad posture. I then went on to working as a carpenter as I felt that with moving around and being fairly mobile made the world of difference.
Over the past 4.5 years my pain has ranged from anything from a 2 up to a 10 on the pain scale. But I had a brief period of about 6 months completely pain free whilst training to do a half marathon.
I had surgery only 9 weeks ago which was apparently a successful microdiscetomy.
I have been fairly pain free during the whole 8 weeks off of work period without ever having have to use any pain killers.
I have just finished my first week back at work on light duty.
But unfortunately on Friday early afternoon I had this horrible tight throbbing pain on my lower back next to the incision area of surgery. It has been fairly consistent over the past two days, although it feels to be subsiding a little bit now. Could this possibly be muscles healing? Or just that I haven't been using my back to its full extent over the past 2 months post op? Any help or advice would be much appreciated .
"Things can only get better"