I hope that you guys out there can help.....I've had a discectomy on my L4/5 (about 15% of disc cut away)back in Aug 08, everything was going well until 1 month into re-hab.
It turns out that it has re-herniated - and just protruding onto the nerve (after MRI). It's not as bad as before but I'm told that i should have a 2nd discectomy.
I'm told the 1st one failed because its just one of those things, I followed the rehab to the letter!
I'm worried that the 2nd one will fail, which i'm due to have in Nov 08.
What's the success rate 2nd time around for a discectomy??(I'm 36 and a keen runner and Cyclist)
Any help would be welcome