Just curious if anyone here has had lumbar disc replacement surgery?. If so how did you recovery go?
I've had 2 discectomys at the L5-S1 level and have DDD and Stenosis. After my second surgery my back pain, foot numbness and sciatica were gone for about 6 weeks and then it returned just as bad as it was before my surgeries. I'm about to complete intense PT where they use RX lumbar machines etc and am pretty close to my target goal set by my dr. as far as weight goes. but my pain seems to be getting worse. I had a checkup with the dr. about half way through my PT program and was told that if I did not see improvements by week 6-7 (which is next week) that he was going to send me back to the surgeon to see what my options are. They were hoping that by strengthening my back muscles and core muscles that my pain would get better which it has not. I'm to young for a fusion (28) and the pain is affecting my daily life and its greatly affecting my work.
Anyone who has had a disc replacement please tell me how it worked out for you.