OK - I'm 3.5 months post-laminectomy/discectomy L4/L5, still in much worse pain than before surgery. Had a follow-up MRI with contrast. Met with the surgeon today and he showed me, on the new MRI, the bright white areas where the surgery was done and said that represents scar tissue and inflammation.
Vague about what the long-term is for pain and said I need more time for it to "calm down" and said I should swim as much as I can to strengthen the back.
Anyone have info on scar tissue? I wonder if that won't be a lifelong source of pain?
Thanks all! Rosa