I had a L5-S1 microd on 2 September 2009 and I haven't had a pain free day since. Most of the sciatic pain is gone, but I have an almost constant burning sensation in my upper thigh that gets worse when I lay down. I also have a burning on my heel and arch of my foot that won't go away. Worst of all, I have pain in my left leg that I didn't have before the surgery! I had my post op with my NS last week and he didn't seem concerned about the new or old pain. He said it can take up to a year for the pain to go away. I start physical therapy next week.
Obviously I'm concerned that I re-ruptured the disc or that somehow the surgery failed. Has anyone else had a similar experience after a microd? Did the pain eventually go away? I'm trying my best to be patient, but this is really frustrating.