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Old 11-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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Smile Re: Recovery from L4/S1 PLIF

[QUOTE=teteri66;5094318]The use of a recliner really depends upon your surgeon. Some are very much opposed to their use as they often do not provide adequate support in the right places...and bend the person in the wrong places.

You may find that most couches and upholstered chairs sink down too much to be comfortable (or healthy for you). In the early stages of recovery, sitting is not encouraged beyond about 15 minutes at a time. You should spend most of your time walking or in a more reclined position but well supported ...which is most conveniently done in a bed.[/QUOTE]

Yes! yes, this is true I am either up walking around or lying on the couch with support for my knees ( which are killing me) or sitting in my computer chair for only about 15min at a time.
Sitting was the problem before surgery too. Walking always helps me but at some point you have to sit down...