Let your body tell you what to do. Too much pain = get professional help. Do things gently and slowly and listen to what your body is telling you. It may take a while, so dont rush things. Much better to take it slowly and recover properly than do damage that will last much longer. Make sure your Vit B12 is high, as this helps nerves, and magnesium, to help the nerve coverings. If you get prickles and a feeling like someone is stabbing you with a needle, this is a good sign in general - the nerves rebuilding. It can make you jump and say a rude word! Good luck with it all. No excuse for the paperwork now!