Can any one help me understand my MRI 6 months after Micro L5/S1 surgery. I am in extreme pain in the lower butt area, leg is still numb along with foot. Thought surgery would take care of this. I know nobody is a Doctor but if you could just help me understand my MRI after surgery maybe I could calm myself down a bit.
1. Evidence of prior right laminectomy at L5/S1, with enhancing granulation tissue extending through the surgical defect, through the overlying ligamentum flavum, and partially surrounding the posterior margin of the descending right S1 nerve root.
2. Disc bulging within the mid to lower lumbar spine as described above, with right facet degenerative change at L5/S1. There is no exiting nerve root compression or significant central stenosis.
I have taken anti-inflammintory drugs, no help. Currently taking pain med to keep the pain not so severe that I cannot walk or sit. Lying down gives me no releif either.
Thanks for taking the time to read.