What a great sight! =D> I've come to this sight many times over the past few months and have read so much great information!
In February I had an L5, S1 microdiscectomy/decompression. Had horrible sciatic pain and numbness/weakness. After the surgery about 5 weeks out somehow reherniated it again. Went back in for surgery and now post op 4 weeks.
I have been SOOO careful, trying to take small walks and no BLT! Family has been so supportive, doing majority of housework etc.
I started back to work f/t yesterday. Leg pain has returned but it is mild to moderate. I'm just sitting at my desk all day, they gave me a stand up desk/chair wich is great so I do stand frequently and take small walks. Back was very achy and so tired yesterday.
Question I have is this: Is it normal to still feel that sciatic pain after surgery? Is it part of healing? Anyone go through this and have it get better and about how long? Maybe I just need to build up my stamina from lying around the house for 4 weeks and now trying to get back to normal?
The pain is off and on all day. When at home before I started back to work it did come and go but mild. Am I just irritating it? I'm SOO worried to reherniate it and dont want to put my family through this again! would love any feedback or stories you've gone through. It seems there's so many different opinions from doctors on their own post op instructions it's mind boggeling! So who's right?!! Thanks so much!