I had a microdiscectomy on Aug. 18th after the intial surgery pain wore off I was feeling better. I am still having some weird sciatica issues. I don't have much if any weakness anymore but I do have other issues.
Most of all my symptoms of pain and sciatica were on the left side of my body. Before surgery the pain would sometimes swap to the opposite side of my body but would only hurt in my lower back.
The sciatica I feel is still swapping sides on me. Right now it is in my right side. When the pain is on my left side it only produces a pulled feeling in the back of my left leg. When the pain is on the right side its only felt in my lower right hand side of my back and there is little to no sciatica on the left.
I told the surgeon about this and he said thats odd. He went on to say that it takes up to 6 months to totally heal.
My thoughts were there is something still pushing on my nerves, the nerves may still be swelled at this time, or the disc may take time to return to a normal shape after being herniated for so long.
Has anyone else had this happen or am i just lucky.