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Why do I have a problem sitting and sleeping after surgery for disc prolapse?

Q: I had a surgery for disc prolapse two years back. Since then it has been very difficult to sit and sleep. There is constant pain in the right leg with a burning sensation till the toe. The pain starts from the buttock till the toe. I take voltaren 50 mg and neurobion sometimes but still there is no relief. At present I am 42 years.

A:It seems you had not done your physiotherapy regime properly after the surgery. I suggest, you stop being in the postures that give you pain, for a long time. You can use a corset for sitting and standing while working, later on. I suggest you go to a physiotherapy clinic and get yourself examined for any soft tissue imbalances. Learn ergonomic postures and the right postures for your activities of daily living. Learn to gain maximum flexibility of soft tissues of lumbo-sacral and pelvis. Learn proper isometerics for abdominals and back extension exercises. Avoid one constant posture for a long time even if it gives relief. Your therapist will decide, but, TENS therapy could give you pain relief.

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