am just over 3 months post op from a redo disectomy decompression surgery of L4L5 surgery was Oct 1 2009, first disectomy (same disc) July 2007.
The first time went well with immediate and total relief of sciatica in my left leg, was active almost immidiately and within 4 months back to training as an age group triathelete.Re- herniated again July 2009 resulting in worse left leg pain MRI showed same type bulging but worse! Tried epidural twice pain got worse and finally so bad that I couldn't walk..... Had surgery again Oct 1,surgeon removed all remaining center of disc.
After surgery sciatica was pretty well gone, my days as a triathalete are over but swimming is still an option for me, wich I am doing now.
I am doing PT exercises and now swimming for15 minutes per day including a 2 mile walk.
I have lately been experiencing some small leg pain in buttock
area down to just above the knee, however is relieved with stretching exercise.
And is never felt when lying down,I'm wondering if this is just my nerve still healing or could it be some scar tissue that has formed?