Hello everybody! My name is Brandy. I am 31 and just had a microdiscectomy last Wednesday. I'm glad I found this forum to talk to other people who are in my shoes, or have been at one time.
A little about me...I don't know how I hurt my back. My neurosurgeon said that when she removed the disc it was calcified! She said that it's been ruptured for quite some time. I had suffered with pain for almost 2 years before even knowing what was causing my pain, but at least i finally found a doctor who knew what they were doing.
I am wondering if anybody else experienced upper back tension/pain in their muscles after sitting up for a period of time? I had this same muscle tension before surgery. The surgeon said that my disc was not only pressing out on the nerves, but up on them as well. That would explain the pains in my upper back muscles, I guess.
I will be posting alot, since I have quite a bit of time on my hands now.