>> Sunday, November 23, 2014
I have received some emails asking how my back is doing, so it must be time for an update.
(The links to all my posts about my journey through L5-S1 herniation are here)
It's now 2 years and 9 months since my surgery and just over 2 years since my last reherination.
My last update was about my knees, I was suffering from "tibial tuberosity patellofemoral pain" - that's sore knees to you and me! I saw a marvellous physio for a few months and with plenty of exercises to build some muscles back up in my upper legs and the knee pain went away. I'm pretty lazy about doing these exercises though and the pain comes back sometimes, you'd have thought I'd have learnt by now that looking after yourself before injury strikes is the key.
Back in April I still had sciatic lower leg pain sometimes. I have to say it is less now than it was then. My pain generally comes from sitting for extended periods of time on the wrong type of chair. I still choose to stand or lie if at all possible.