Re: pain after a microdiscectomy
Good tips, SweetPea. Probably any position that is maintained for a period of time will make you feel stiff. Try to vary your sleeping positions during the night, if you are not already doing so. Just avoid sleeping on your stomach.
Log rolling has become a permanent way of life for me. And, why not continue if it puts less stress on the discs? When I do my "back exercises" on the floor, I turn over on my side and then onto "all 4s" and then get up from there.
I'm not sure why you feel so still since none of the muscles would have been cut with a microdiscectomy.
Were you stiff in the same way prior to surgery?