I have had a herniated disc (L4/L5) since 2003. After years of non-surgical treatments (physical therapy, epidural shots), I finally got a discectomy in March 2009. The surgery was successful and cured most of my right leg pain.
After about a month of doing post-surgery physical therapy, I started having muscular pain/irritation on my upper back on the left side. Applying heat or Bengay provides temporary relief. My orthopaedic surgeon does not believe it is related to surgery and asked to contiue to do exercises/therapy etc. Nothing has helped permanently and it has been a year now.
I recently got an MRI done of the upper back and it does not show anything.
I'd appreciate it anyone with similar experience would share their thoughts. I can use any and all help at this time.