Had this procedure done 3/16 to two lower discs that were herniated. Was caused by heavy lifting nearly a year ago that created major sciatic pain/numbness in my left leg.
Felt great after operation but overdid it with some stretching 3 weeks post op (bending forward, how dumb). The next day I could barely walk and my entire lower back swelled. Started PT last week. Helping minimally. Have to return to work Monday. I can only walk 10-20 minutes and my lower back feels like its ripping in two seperate directions.
My surgeon feels there is no re-herniation and only inflammation. Would not advise new MRI. I am very concerned I have done some major damage with this stretching.
Anyone with any advice on this? This entire process has been such a challenge since this step backwards.
God Bless you all.