I'm now almost 5 weeks out from L3-4 Microdiscectomy. During the surgery my NS also cleaned out some pretty bad scar tissue that was causing problems with L4-S1. This was from a laminectomy and foraminotomy(?) on June 2, 2009. Until about one week ago I seemed to be improving very slowly, However in the last week the pain has been returning, and I have had more and more trouble with walking and sitting and even getting up out of chairs.
Maybe I'm just hoping for too quick a recovery, but with my other 2 back and neck surgeries I was much better by now. With this one I still have no stamina and my strength has not returned at all.
My next appt. with my surgeon isn't till April 7th and I'm wondering if I should be calling him about this. I know that recoup from back surgery is two steps forward and 1 back, but I'm kind of losing my patience at this point.
Any thoughts would be appreciated, Thanks