2 months post op microdiscectomy and in physical therapy now. Pain level ranges from 0 to .5/10 since surgery, i’m not on any pain medication, not even ibuprofen. Pre-surgery I was at a 11 to 12/10 level of pain.
Getting back into exercise now on the elliptical , walking, yoga (doing some but not all the movements yet), and other exercises in which my spine is in a neutral position (eg. core exercises but no sit ups) I no longer sit at work longer than 30 minutes at a time and get up and walk around for a couple of minutes then return.
Feeling great and so glad I had the surgery. I know there is always a risk of reherniation but having the surgery has been a good decision for me.
This is just more of an update on me rather than a question and just to let people know that there are many people out there that have great results but do not blog or post about it.
My husband has also had the surgery 15 years ago (microdiscectomy) and teaches fitness classes 3 days a week. I hope I can have relief as long as he has.
I appreciate your reply. This forum is associated with patients who have less than perfect reports. Individuals like you tend not to report good results and there should be great results from 90% of patients.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.