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Back Problems board

Hi Chebird,

When is your surgery? Just to answer your questions-I start PT tomorrow (today is my 4th week post surgery). When I woke up from the surgery I of course felt pretty groggy from the anesthia but the sciatica pain was gone. They get you up pretty quickly after the surgery. When I walked, it was great to able to walk almost normally again. The medications I was prescribed were Norcal (or extra strength vicodin) and valium for muscle spasms. I continue to take Neurontin and now I'm on an ANSAID again for nerve inflammation (the disc herniation was massive and my nerves had been compressed for so long so it will take awhile for them to calm down-also I was getting close to the disc/back stuff being a medical emergency which is why my doctor did surgery only four days after our first visit (and he saw the xrays and MRI). Anyway, I'll look forward to hearing about your surgery and recovery. The pain is definitely manageable although just to warn you getting in and out of bed the first few days is a bit painful-just learn the log roll really well. :)