I've had both an MRI and a ct/myelogram, both showed no recurrent disc herniation. However, the MRI did show some scar tissue at the L5-S1 level - on the S1 nerve root (but not a lot). Does anyone know if symptoms of scar tissue after surgery are similar or the same as other conditions, such as a disc herniation or other spine conditions?
My symptoms seem so odd... walking feels like my nerve is being pulled and stretched on each step, sitting increases pain unless I use a back support, squatting and bending (even with a straight back) hurt, twisting - even a little hurts, bending at the waist of course hurts and arching my back too far hurts. When I say "hurts," I mean sciatic pain.
I'm afraid my doctor's going to think I'm making things up as far as my pain goes, since it is so weird. Literally, the only thing that gets rid of the pain is laying on my stomach or back for at least an hour. Then, the minute I'm up and moving, there it comes again. How can I explain this to my doctor without coming across as a hypochondriac? Any ideas?