Mercy, I had sciatica after my hemilaminectomy years ago. I was laid up in bed for two years before the surgery, so afterwards I had a lot of muscles that needed retraining and strengthening. I gave it several months after the surgery before I started with PT, but when I did start it, I went three times a week for a year. The physical therapy helped tremendously.
Now I still have occasional sciatica that flares up every now and then and its been some thirty years ago since the surgery, but for the most part my back has settled down. Now I just deal with the D fibro.
Hang in there Mercy, You are going to be alright, I know it. You just have to give it time and with patience and exercise, you will see everything fall into place. Keep your chin up hon.
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