Hi I have had the following op one week ago and wondered what others experiences were following this procedure and what their recovery time was?
My history is I have had long term back pain for a number of years which has progressed over the last two years and have had difficulty in walking in the past months. I had tried epidural and facet joint injections with no improvement.
My MRI scan showed hypertrophied facet at l5/S1 with narrowing of the foramina. The disc at l5/s1 is black degenerate and non compressing.
Following the foraminotomy I am still taking pain killers and have felt an increase in pain throughout the day and wondered if this was to be expected? I am following the doctors advice and am not bending etc, but wondered if others could let me know on their success rate and recovery time.