Had a L5 S1 discectomy in April 08 and felt great relief although had some slight nerve pain which never really went away but was told it was to be expected. Now the sciatic pain has returned down the same leg but is evident in different situations than it was before, ie lying in bed turning as opposed to sitting and standing up as before.
I went for an MRI scan last week and the surgeon informs me that either he didnt take enough of the disc away first time or the same disc has slipped out further.
Im thinking seriously of another op but am worrying as to whether there could be complications due to previous op on the disc.
The surgeon is very matter of fact and is not really sympathetic nor does he offer much in the way of options.
Any opinions or advice would be appreciated.