Been reading the forum posts for awhile and finally decided to post my experience. I've recently had a micro discectomy done at L4/5 due to a disc herniation at that level which have been compressing my left nerve root and causing pain in my left buttock which can sometimes be felt in my left calves. Had the pain for about 3 months and did not get better with physiotherapy but it was bearable.
Decided to see an orthopedic surgeon who recommended surgery as I was still relatively young (24) and not ready to accept any "lifestyle changes".
I finally got the surgery done on Friday 18th Sept and now my left calve and left foot hurt like crazy and my foot is slightly numb as well. This is very worrying as this new pain I am experiencing is much more disabling than my previous pain and I can now hardly stand/walk/sit. Even lying in bed I am unable to find a comfortable position 90% of the time.
Did anyone experience new pains after a micro discectomy and still got better later on? I am now very worried that something has gone wrong and I will need a re-op
Looking forward to hear your advice.