I am new to this forum and also posted similar post in new member sections. Apologies if this is considered a duplication in this forum.
I am exactly 3 weeks out from surgery to remove a synovial cyst at L5, S1 including micro-decompression and foraminotomy.
I had spent the past 3 1/2 years with pain in the right side of my lower back radiating through the butt and down the leg. MRIs showed slight disk herniation and stenois. I spent the next 3 years going through physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, anti-inflammatories, John Sarno TMS practice etc. all to no avail.
Last December, I went to a neurologist who had another MRI taken which now showed the synovial cyst pressing on a nerve root. After 2 unsuccessful cyst aspiration attempts, I opted for this surgery.
Other than surgical pain, I felt relatively ok after the surgery, however, over the course of the last week I believe I am feeling the same pain on my right side that I specifically had the surgery to relieve. I am quite depressed and discouraged by this. I am taking Naproxen for pain because without the Naproxen the pain is too strong. I of course hoped to be off the pain med.
I appreciate any help or guidance. Thank you.