I had a second microdiscectomy on an l5-s1 herniation. Surgery went well with no complications.
I am still left with some uncomfort and nerve pain/numbness in a few areas that are bothersome. Tried a few drugs for nerve pain and they work but I don't like how they make me feel so Ive just been dealing.
I am probably 4 months post op and Ive noticed a few more steps in improvement. My surgeon said that I can expect the nerve pain to go away but it can take up to 3 years.
Can I really expect to continue to see improvements?
It feels like it is aggravated by sitting long periods or doing anything strenuous.
I forgot to ask if traction is ok after surgery. I am cleared to do just about anything. Hanging from a pullup bar seems to help so i assume a bit of traction would work well. Anyone have any input.