Good evening all,
Two issues I have questions about. First, had lumbar discectomy in early January this year. Did great for the first six weeks and then leg symptoms started recurring. Neuro checked and no re-herniation. Am actually weaker in leg than I was before surgery at this point and the pain increases with any activity. Is this normal?
Second, I started PT and the majority of the pt exercises strongly exacerbate the pain... one actually made me cry (well, eyes were watering, I didn't let on to therapist though, was embarrassed.) They must have noticed something though as they decided to change focus and try different types of strengthening exercises. So how can they get my leg strength built back up if I can't do the exercises? Is this normal?
Sorry this is so long and convoluted. Thanks for any insights you have.