One must understand that once your back has been injured, even though it may have been cured, it will be much easier to re-injure. So precautions must be taken in order to prevent re-injury.
One important precaution is to never stoop over to pick up anything, no matter how light it is. You must remember to squat, keeping the back straight to lift any object.
Another is to always sit on the side of the bed for about 30 seconds when waking, to stand up.
I have a congenital form of sciatica called spinal stenosis. This malady persists when one is born, with very little space between the spinal cord and the surrounding vertebra…