02/12/2013 I had a Micro L5-S1 and 9 days later I am sitting in the recliner and get that not so good feeling again. I tried walking, heat, ice and just resting a few days before calling the Dr but it only got worse. So I called and they figure it was just from the surgery and put me on Prednisone and Neurotin. The pain worsened as the days passed. I called a few weeks later - by this time I was due for my one month post op - but they went ahead and scheduled another MRI. I travel 2 hours to get to the Dr and the chairs there are uncomfortable so I am on my feet the whole time I am there except during the MRI. The pain is awful.
The MRI shows I have reherniated and the Dr is in deep shock. He said he knew I was in pain as this one was worse than the first one. So they gave me different meds and scheduled me for another Micro on 03/15/2013. It has been a week today and the pain has started again down my leg, the numbness in my foot never went away. I am going to give it another week before I call and hope it gets better.
However the Dr told my Mom after the surgery that if this doesn't fix the problem I will have to have a spinal fusion and at my age (36) he feels I may be too young. I am normally an active person and love my job. However my job requires my to be able to lift 69 lbs and alot of bending and twisting ( mail carrier) The pain meds & muscle relaxers are not helping. I have not been out of bed much other than to walk or go to the bathroom. The pain in my back is worse than before and the weakness in my leg is really getting to me. Any Suggestions?