I can use your guys help. I recently had a microdisektomy (7 days ago) at L4-L5 and removed 3 pieces of fractured vertebre from my L5, yes all were stuck in my nerves. Recovery is going well and I am regaining my feeling back in my right leg. Anyone have any good info besides what my doc recommends to help building my core strength up? Are there any drugs that will help out? I won't be able to lift anything over 5 pounds for another 3 weeks. Thanks - Just looking for quality info from anyone on the board that might have any experience with this type of situation.