I had a 2 level discectomy, doc also found that I have a pars defect during surgery but thats another story, my discectomy was (l4/l5 and l5/s1) on august 11th. After the surgery for about 10 days, I had more radiating leg/butt pain than pre-surgery..about 14 days post up, the leg/butt pain diminished. It went from a 10 to you 5 and some days it was as low as a 2-3 on a pain rating from 1-10.
Last monday night I did push-ups bc I was so bored of doing nothing and I had no pain while doing them. However, when I woke up the next morning, ALL of my pain came back in my butt/leg. It was depressing to say the least. As the day went on, the pain went down a bit. However, the past week I have experienced pain in my butt/leg and certain movements definitely trigger pain that is a 10!
I started therapy last week and I think the pelvic tilts along with other exercises trigger sciatic pain and am not sure what that means.
Does it sound like I reherniated? The doc said my disc space was surprisingly bad and my nerve was extremely compressed but then he said I shouldnt have been in as much pain post surgery as I was and I may have reherniated or it could be inflammation but he is not sure.
What do you guys think? Shouldnt inflammation be gone by now and wouldnt inflammation be constant. The fact that some movements trigger the pain, makes me think it might be herniated.