After having 2 Micro-D's this summer I just found out this week that the same disc (L4-5) has herniated a third time. I have decided to hold off for awhile on any more surgeries. I am hoping that over some time with other measures I may be able to relieve the sciatic pain I have in my left butt, leg and calf. I am only 4 weeks post op today. I see my surgeon again on Oct 7th to assess my symptoms. I am hoping at that time I may be able to begin some PT to help. Right now my surgeon only wants me to do light stretching and walking.
Has anyone had success with relief over time with their herniated disc?
Previous MRI's I had done in April and July showed that my L5-S1 was also bulging. What is so strange that through all I have been through my most recent MRI I had a week ago shows that disc has corrected itself with no protrusions showing at this time. I'm not sure if that was due to the walking I was doing 2 weeks prior to my 2nd Micro-D or not.
I am just hoping that if I continue with my walking and possible PT my body may be able to start to heal and I may feel some relief with the nerves in my leg.
I have been off work (I work in an office and sit all day) since June 20th. I am hoping to return to work on Oct 14th.
I would love to hear from anyone that has had success with this. Am I dreaming to think I may be able to relieve my symptoms enough to return to work in 2 weeks?
Micro-D June 21,2013
Micro-D August 30,2013
L4-L5 Fusion October 1,2013