I am a 42 year old woman living in London. In the last year I have had a disc replacement at C5/6 as well as one at L4/5 (which didn't work - he got the wrong disc!) so I had a further micro-discectomy at L5/S1 - all left sided.
Since the last operation in June I have had constant hip pain (it was also there before) and in the last six weeks my left foot has pins & needles and a feeling like I've got a wad of something attached to the sole. I am now also getting pins and needles in my right foot. I have pain whenever I sit, just under my left buttock - it feels like I'm sitting on a small stone.
My surgeon sent me to a hip specialist who sent me to a radiologist who injected and dry needled me for tendonitis. I still can't lie on my left side.
My physio feels I had unnecessary surgery and/or the surgeon screwed up and has referred me for a second opinion.
It's nearly six months since the last op. Is this all normal? Is he overreacting? Am I?! I don't know what to expect any more.
Thanks for any advice or experience you can offer.