Sore muscles may be a good thing. meaning they worked. if when you press on the muscle it is sore, it is probably from the lactic acid in the muscle. thats good. it should clear up. If they ache or have less sensory then it is a sign of worsening.
What was your current treatment plan? Going back to work not confident that
your improving may be tough. I did that for a year and struggled, thinking I was getting better, but when I was shot by lunch time, I was sure I couldn’t
do it anymore. when you have a physical job, there is a tetering point where
one day you can and now you can’t, Except you mind may think it can.
As many here will tell you, be aggressive with your doctor and treatment plan.
Make him or her aware that if they spend too much time goofing around seeing how you do, that your job is in jeopardy. Your health care and employment play a big role in what they do. believe it or not.
Good Luck TJay, If you need to talk PM me and I can phone you.