Hello, I have posted in these forums before however it was years ago-I had to recreate my account it had been so long. Anyway, getting to the point-I will give a little background summary first I suppose.
About exactly 2 years ago(when I was 23) I got a microdisectomy on my L5-S1 for a large protrusion, herniated disc, that was causing severe sciatica and a large loss of flexibility, movement, and comfort.
The surgery was as successful as I imagined it could be, and my quality of life has much improved. However recently, within the last few months, I was having minor sciatic issues again. When I say minor, I mean in comparison to the previous pain.
I went to the DR who did my surgery, and I ended up getting a new MRI with contrast.
Today I had my MRI results, and of course after I received the results and left the doctor, I realized I was still really unsure of what he told me?
He said that the disc that the surgery was done on, is actually an old disc from when I was a kid? He claimed it is completely dried out, and that could be the reason I am so prone to back pain.
I'm still really confused as to what he told me, and don't really get it.
I have a picture of my MRI-I would really like to post it to show anyone who can give me better answers, I just do not know how to post a picture! Any help with that would be greatly appreciated, and I sure would shed more light into answers of questions I am confused of. Thank you!!