I had my fourth back surgery on 6/26/10--a discectomy at L5-S1 with removal of a bone spur. Recovery was slow, as expected, but three or four days ago I started having worsening back pain. Today I called my surgeon because it's getting tough to get up and down and to walk. He has ordered an MRI because he thinks I may have reherniated after surgery. Has anyone else ever been through this? I am no newcomer to back problems, but this is testing me more than ever before.
Shane in SC
Lumbar laminectomy 2005
Thoracic discectomy 2008
Lumbar discectomy 6/2010 & rods and screws due to reherniation-8/2010
2/14---new cervical pain with radiculopathy--both arms