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  • LowBack
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    Thank you for your forum.
    I had a l5-s1 microdiscectomy 6 weeks ago. Surgery alleviated all the gluteal pain I had. I have been walking about six miles a day with very little discomfort. After starting physical therapy 2.5 weeks ago I started developing mild back and mid hamstring pain. Still no gluteal pain or radiating symptoms. Is this “normal”. Part of me tho is this is normal healing however I am concerned about reherniation. I appreciate your thoughts. Thank You

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your note: “I have been walking about six miles a day” right after a microdisc surgery is a bit too much walking. The surgery site and the nerve root needs to heal. Collagen needs about 3 weeks to attach and 3 weeks to “harden” so I would reduce the walking activity somewhat to allow healing to occur. You can work on hamstring stretches (gently).

    Dr. Corenman

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