I just got back from my neurosurgeon and found out that I have scar tissue that is pressing on my sciatic nerve. I just had a microdiscectomy in January at L5S1 and my symptoms had come back in the 2 weeks prior. He said the disc is bulging a bit which is pressing against the scar tissue, which is pressing against the nerve.
He said there is nothing I can do but wait and see if it gets better. My leg pain is worse than before the surgery! Has anyone improved after a diagnosis like this. Does anyone have any advice?
If I am not better in 6 months or so, he is going to have to do a "major procedure" he called it! Not sure what this is either as he said we'll discuss it down the road.
Any advice would be appreciated, as usual