Hi all. This is my first post on this forum. I belong to another back pain forum but this one seems more helpful. I've had a herniated discs for 10 years. I'm 34 and do physical labor. I've done 8 epidurals and 2 facet injections, PT and pain mgmt. nada. I got my micro D on l5-s1, feb 7th. I'm in quite a bit of pain now and having the same symptoms pre surgery and some new ones. Both cheeks feel like giant bruises and I have throbbing sharp pain going down the back of my thigh down to my ankle. The other site people tell me his isn't normal. It seems like on this site, more people experience what I am. I'm getting another MRI next week to rule out bad stuff. I don't feel like this is normal. And I'm afraid I'm getting addicted to percocets. I e been on them for 5 months already. What's the exit strategy for this and should I be in this kind of pain?
Left side MicroD l5-s1 2/7/13. Re herniated immediately
Revision bilateral MicroD and posterior lumbar decompression 9/9/13. Failed. L5-S1 fusion on 3/6/14.