Hi All, I'm 32 and have had back paim for the last 4 years. In february this year it got significantly worse whilst jumping out of bed. I left this till June to have it looked at just due to being fobbed off so many times in the past with different doctors and thought it would hopefully get better. It turned out I had a severe prolapse
I ended up having I had a L5/S1 discectomy five weeks ago and my recovery has definitely been up and down. After 3 weeks it became clear that my recovery wasn't normal as was having substancial back pain at the site of the surgery. Walking agorovates the pain and my back gets what can only be described as bruisiing on my left side and goes up the back. I also have mild pains down my right leg and pins and needles in my foot this is sporadic and not all the time. My surgeon sent me for another MRI which has shown no signs of reherniation but does show thickening of on the nerves which he assumes must be givimg the pain. The results were given to me by a different surgeon over the phone as my doctor is away till the 2nd of sept. He said this should, ease and basically don't do anything that hurts and rest, including walking and PT whilst the damage heals and the swelling goes down.
Whilst I'm taking this advise I have concerns as have been given so much different advise at every turn I feel very lost. I was of the understanding that walking was important to reduce scar tissue and the pt should help with the pain etc. Has anyone else had similar issues or can help with any advise?