Hi all, I'm new here and hopefully looking for some advice/something to help feel like there's light at the end of the tunnel.
I'm post microdisectomy/laminectomy following a L5/S1 prolapse. I initially tried all the pain relief and anti inflammatories followed by lyricia which all had no effect. I was then given a nerve root block, which reduced pain by 40-50% but pain still effecting my life and work. I finally bit the bullet and had microdisectomy and laminectomy 5 weeks ago.
For the first 4-5 days I was pretty pain free I.e no sciatica other than general surgery pain. Then day 5 I could slowly start to feel the pain coming back to a point now 5 week post opp it's actually worse than before opp and pretty much back to its worst.
Neuro said he thinks just inflamed nerve from surgery?? I'm starting to think the worst, I'm back on all meds again and spending my days shivering with ice packs strapped to my back and feeling very depressed, pain now as bad as ever.
Any one out there with similar story that ended well.