I have posted a few times over the past week and am looking for others with similar issues. I would like some positive feedback to help with this healing process.
I had a L3-4 microdiscectomy on May 7, 2013. Mostly because I had a piece of disc lodged in my L 4 nerve root. The surgeon successfully removed it, although it had been there from December to May! Misread MRI initially.
I recently was having some recurrent leg pain and numbness and low back pain. I had a repeat MRI which is normal! I sure don't feel normal. The surgeon said he was not concerned about the numbness and 40% of people have this even one year after surgery.
Will these symptoms go away one day? Do I have this to look forward to?
Also what helps? Heat, ice? Any suggestions?