I had a microdiscectomy on Aug. 18 this year for a left side broad based herniation. I have been having different problems off and on during my recovery. Right after I had surgery I noticed that at times I would have a sharp pain in my right lower back but it was not constant. Now im around 10 weeks out of surgery and the right side stabbing pain has been nearly constant for around a couple of weeks.
I still have sciatic issues with my legs, they have got some better.
I had another MRI to see what would be causing these problems about 3 weeks ago. The Dr. said he did not see anything that should cause any problems and that there was no cause for any further surgery. He told me that I was just inflammed and it takes some people a really long time to heal. I take anti-inflammatories daily.
I have a copy of my MRI and of course I really don't know what to look for but I don't see anything wrong other than the disc has lost some of its height.
My wife says im worrying too much and I should calm down, be positive and let myself heal. This is pretty tough to do as you all know, when you want to do things but your body wont let you.
Im worried my Dr. is just trying to shut me up and get on with the next paycheck sitting in his other waiting rooms.
Has anyone had similiar problems and finally healed from them?