Had a discectomy L5 S1 on November 14, everything went great. I've been home with little pain except for the incision site along with some numbness, which I'm told is normal. Starting two days ago, however, I've stated to have progressively worse pain down the back of my leg, at least to the knee, sometimes to the ankle. I saw the post-op nurse today; she wants me to try Valium to see if it's muscle spasms. If the pain isn't better/gone by Monday she'll schedule another MRI. What are other people's experiences with this..is it common to reherniate so quickly? I've been very good, following the doctor’s orders (almost) exactly. Please tell me this is a normal part of the healing process!!
Thanks for any advice, Happy Thanksgiving!!