Im 20 years old male and really stressed at the moment and needed some advices please. Here is my story:
Ive had back surgery in jan 2009 for herniated disc l4-l5 (laminotomy L4-5 on the right, discetomy of l4-5 and decompression of spinal canal). For the first 2 months after the surgery im still feeling some nerve pain and muscle tightness, However this condition is getting better as time goes by. Finally, probably 5 months after the surgery Im feeling totally great. I live my life freely without pain...
The problem started since 1 month ago, Im starting to feel some pain again (sometimes pain down the leg and but, feel discomfort when sitting). This is exactly the same feeling I had as when the first time I got this back problem.
The symptoms is more clearer now since 1 month ago. I can feel some sharp pain down on my right foot and lower back.
Im so depressed and confused about what to do.
Saw the doctor 3 weeks ago, had MRI and he said that nothing disaster happened. just because of the degeneration of the disc that makes it narrow in the spinal canal and caused some inflamation. The doctor asked me to take neurofen (anti inflammatory) for 3 weeks to reduce the inflammation.
The point that I worried is, I did not feel any pain before I saw the doctor (just uncomfy not clear pain) and at that time i did not take any medication. but now sometimes I feel sharp pain down on my right foot(taking medication).
Isn't it means that the condition is getting worse as the symptoms is more clearer compared to 3 weeks ago when i did not take medication at all?
Is there anyone experiencing same problem as mine?
Has anyone had 2nd surgery for microdiscetomy?
Im really confused and dont know what to do know. Im just worried that this condition gonna bring me back like i was before the surgery (cannot walk, sit, sleep).
Any suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated