Re: Rehab Help from Micro-d
hi boot: easy does it. i would stay at the mile every day for a few weeks but keep walking it regularly. my docs told me to do very little except walk for the first month after my microdiscectomy, not to sit for more than 5 minutes at a time without getting up and giving the spine a rest, and to rest the back often (especially on your side with a pillow between your legs). after a month was up and i was still doing well, the surgeon sent me to p.t., where i learned exercises to stretch and strengthen mostly my abdominal muscles and my legs -- and how to bend, lift, and so forth. it was very, very helpful. now i walk 2-3 miles a day and do the p.t. exercises every day at home. this has worked well for me, and i hope something in my experience helps guide you.