6 weeks after L/5 discectomy lots of pain!!
Hello everyone.I'm new to the forum.
Due to the constant pain getting worse thought i needed to get some feedback from other people suffering my same problems.
I had a discectomy about six weeks ago L/5 to relieve back pain and occasional siatica pain shooting down my left leg.I felt great after a week!Saw my Dr and he was amazed.So with the staples still in i would walk, do minor stuff and i think after 2 weeks i started riding my motorcycle which was a lot more comfortable than my car.
I started to feel a little pain soon after that but knew it was normal due to muscle tissue regeneration.I had directions to not have sexual intercourse till 2 weeks after surgery and i did so.
By week 3 i started having sex with my girl and from then the pain just degenerated more and more till i can barely walk and feel pain in my core where the disc is and sharp pain in all areas around it like behind my stomach my butt and such but only when i stand and walk.I have no pain when laying down still.Coughing and sneezing are terrible sharp "stabbing" like pain!
I saw my doctor to have the staples removed,but he was on vacation so he left a temp or whatever it's called and she removed the staples and said the pain was normal.
Not convinced i made another appointment when my Dr was back in at week 4 and he stated that i "over did it" prescribed lyrica and more percocet and said to totally rest and the pain will get better in a few weeks.
I cannot sleep in my bed cause i wake up in TERRIBLE pain so i've been sleeping and practicly living on my sofa for week 5 and 6 and still feel terrible pain when i get up and walk.When i lay back down from walking i have a pulsating pain in the core of my lower back and then it calms down and i'm fine again.
I tried to describe my pain as good as possible and really looking forward to hear if you guys and gals have/had the same problems i am having and if it's "normal" cause i'm really starting to get worried here :<