I had a discectomy on Aug.18 on the L4/L5 for left side herniation. Now im having pain in my right lower back at times that is like a stabbing pain, similiar to what the herniation felt like on the left side, I also have constant right hip pain. Now I have had an MRI within the last 3 or 4 weeks to check for a reherniation since I have been in pain. The MRI showed everything was clear.
My question is could the SI joint be causing these problems? I have read that the SI pain can be similiar to a herniated disc pain. Would SI pain be constant and not off and on like I have? Im trying to figure out why im still hurting even though my MRI was clear as a bell.