Hi everyone. Just had a 2 level (l4/5 and l5/s1) microdiscectomy last Thursday 8/11 and am worried it failed. Here's the quick rundown
I've had backpain for 4 years, sciatica off an on from this time as well. In the last 4-6 months the sciatica in my left buttock and leg has been terrible. MRI shows a recent l4/l5 herniation and a L5/S1 herniation that has been there for a few years.
Decided to have microdiscectomy on both discs. Woke up from surgery feeling ok. Pain in left leg was subsided when I initially woke up but that could've been the meds bc when I stood up I still felt a slight nerve pain. Doctor also said he found a pars defect at L5 but we would discuss that at my 6 week follow up.
The past 5 days have been rough. The nurse said I could get in and out of bed however I wanted to so the the first 2 days I was figuring out the best way of doing so. While doing this process I feel that I hurt myself more. I still have left leg pain and the butt pain is excruciating in certain positions. Is this normal? Should this be gone by now?
Yesterday I felt I was getting better but today I woke up in Terrible leg and back pain. The incision site is still extremely sore, how long does this last? And my left leg/butt pain seems worse than ever?
My question is, is this normal or is something wrong??
I have an appt with a PA tomorrow and it's impossible to get ahold of the doctor. Any advice??