Hey everyone, my name is Brian and I have had 2 herniated discs L4-5 and L5/S1 for about 3 years now. I did it all and at time I got better but I always eventually go worse so I finally got cleared for surgery. I had a great Dr at the U of M to do the surgery. Well after about a week and a half I started to notice that when I would sneeze I would get sharp pain going all the way down my left foot. I had this before surgery but I new it shouldnt happen after.
I had my 6 week post op yesterday and the Dr says it is most likely re herniated. He put me on some sort of steriod pack thing for tues through friday and told me to check in friday afternoon and see how I was doing. He said he would possibly order the MRI then.
Is it possible its not re injured. I cant figure out why I cant just hurry up and get an MRI and know for sure. I does hurt in my foot but not quite as bad as before. What are some of my options if it is re herniated? I did tons and tons of PT and Decompression and Chiro before surgery I doubt it will help me now.
I also wanted to add that I can walk/stand alot more now then before so there is some positive to my situation.
I've been reading all morning on this site and Im so glad I found it I think its great and tons of good info here. Thanks for any advice. And sorry for the long post