I am so worried about my Fiance and hope someone can help!
He had surgery for a herniated disc in his lower back about 5 weeks ago. He had bad scaitic for years and it was finally deteremined that it was from a severly herniated disc. He had the surgery to remove the disc matter surronding the nerve (to relieve the pressure) and the surgeon said everything went great. He was supposed to be back to normal in 6 weeks and wake up feeling great from the surgery. Well since the surgey he has had no back pain but he has horrible sciatic pain, worse then before the surgery! I am obviously very worried about why this happened and the surgeon has not told us anything when I called. We are supposed to get married in three months at a destination wedding-right now he can't even sit for more than 10 minutes! We are also moving in four months to another province which has horrible waits to see a spine surgeon. He is in so much pain and we don't even know why this might be happening since the surgeon tells us nothing. Can anyone let us know what might be going on? Why does he still have WORSE sciatic pain and what are the treatments?