low back pain while twisting & turning in bed

low back pain while twisting & turning in bed

Dear Dr.

I had a disc prolapse 2 weeks back and though the pain in the back and leg had decreased considerably, I have acute pain while twisting & turning while sleeping.

onli while turning, I feel tingling in my last 3 toes. I wish to regain all the flexibility and painless legs & back.

I have a very active life otherwise, so this reason of disc prolapse is becoming a hindrance.

Please suggest safe excercises for nerve relaxation.

How long do you suggest me to sit & stand.

Should I squat while sitting.

Best Regards

Hello,
You are now in what I call the dangerous time.
50 percent less pain doesn't mean that it's healed 50%. It will take 6-8 weeks to heal provided you don't have any setbacks.

You will find disc exercises at
lower back exercises ... scroll down to the pertinent exercises. Don't pull knees hard onto your chest for a couple weeks at least.

There are two main kinds of prolapse. Have a look at this page: Postero medial slipped disk if you have the crossed sciatic sign, be particularly wary.

It's particularly good that the leg pain is receding. Just one sneeze though... be very careful.

Listen to your back about sitting and standing. There is no specific time, but the golden rule is lie down and walk, sit and stand less.

Even prolonged lying down is not beneficial.

"Perching" on a the edge of a desk, back of a chair... is better than sitting.

Good luck, ice for pain.

Dr B


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