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Learn how a lumbar disc herniates and
can cause lower back pain
Sciatica is leg pain caused by a
problem in the low back.
See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain and other symptoms
Thanks Larkto ! To you as well ! You are back to work already ? That seems to be a bit early. This is my 3 rd surgery and the doc says 3-4 months and with my previous C5/6 & C6/7 I was out for 6 months and 4 months. That's great news ! But def listen to your body and continue to mindful of the fusion process takes quite a bit of time.. Good Luck and please continue to share your journey!
Hi ! Sorry to hear you are struggling but I have to say all you are dealing with is quiet normal. You have been through a serious surgery! Imagine all the time before surgery until now, your body has been through so so much ! It will take time to recoup and recover. The only way to do this is to take it easy on yourself ! There will be days that you are on top of the world only to wake up the next morning being defeated. All normal ! Time is speculative and not everyone's journey are the same. Just know you are in the right place and that we are here for you in the good and bad...
Can you share what got you to the place of surgery? Is this your first surgery? I am now 10 weeks post-op and I will be returning to work in about two weeks ! This is my 3rd surgery with the best recovery ! My first surgery C5/6 took 6 months before I could go back to work! The second surgery never took the pain away, so I was in pain for over 2 years only resulting in the last surgery! So I had two surgeries in just alitte over a year ! My body, mind and spirit needed an overhaul ! it takes time to retrain all of those things ! Hang in there !
Sleeping for me is still an issue but I take it one day at a time !
Please keep us posted on your recovery! I will be thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts and prayers !