Andreit, it’s not like starting from square one like child learning to use their body for the first time. It’s more first a fear factor of reinjuring the part that was fixed. Once you get past the first flashes of fear, you have to fight through the biggest problem of all, muscle memory. As we initially learn, we use certain muscles to accomplish that task. It is patterned into us. We don’t realize we do it a certain way, but we do. I for one never realized I hold my shoulders up higher so my bust line doesn’t stick out as much. (scandinavian naturally endowed). When I had my shoulder done over 2 years ago, I had to learn to lower my shoulders, and stick my chest out. It felt like the prow of a ship. Along with that I had to tuck my butt in like your are rolling the pockets of your jeans under your butt. The change in my posture made my back feel so much better. You would think this would be easy to keep doing. NO!!! that darn muscle memory is there keeping you from doing it correctly. It takes a long time for those muscles to get use to a new pattern. The new memories need to be exercised to strengthen the weaker muscles. The new pattern needs to be practiced until you forget the old ways. It sounds so easy, but it is not. The old ways are always there. it’s easy to slip backward. Which hand do you use to take tops off bottles? Try doing it with the other hand in a different manner. Now try doing it that way for a week. At the end of the week, think how many times you slipped and did it the old way.
As for back, I’m looking at surgery. I’ve done the cat scan guided steroid shots. At least until I had a bad reaction to it . After I learned steroids only tend in the long run to soften the bones and cause further damage. Recently I was doing radio frequency denervation. It worked well and held for 2 years each time. This last time it only held for 6 months and is much worse.
Something that is not told to you when you start to deal with back problems is how you sit. With a bad back we tend again to rely on habits of muscle memory. It might not seem like much, but we will lean a certain way very slightly to lessen the pressure on the side of the spine that is injured. It causes in older people scoliosis . It’s the curvature of the spine.
Learning our skills as jewelers we rely on practice to hone the skills. It is muscle memory that forms. As wonderful as it seems to learn, learning it wrong. is not so good.
I hope that helped Andreit. Don’t fear a surgery, but research out the Doctor who will do the cutting. Nothing like spending 6 months in physical therapy only to find the surgeon screwed up and left something in you that should never have been there. A second surgery is no fun. With the new insurance rules in the USA, you get to pay for the second surgery as well.