I had been suffering from sciatica for about 2 years now. it all started when i completed my graduation (i don't know how, but there could be plenty of factors such as inactivity, bad posture, weight lifting). long story short, i had pain in my buttlocks but intensity of it was not coming in as a hurdle in my daily life activities. i could manage the pain effectively without the need for any medicine. so, recently in august,2013 i became curious that i want to know why m i experiencing this unwanted pain in my buttocks area only while walking or standing for some time.
I went up to physicians, neurosurgeons, they asked for me to get an ECG, X-RAY & MRI. first two showed normal results but the MRI pointed out the root of my issue. i had L4-L5 DISC Herniation..i was scared but meantime was advised to go for a micro-discectomy ASAP or my problem could go worst.
Just now, on 1st of october 2013, i went for the surgery (Laminectomy). and got admitted to 3 more days for care. now, i am home and feeling good. i was just curious that how a person feels after spine surgery. one week from the surgery and pain from scar tissue is gone. but there is one issue which needs to be addressed. now, after the surgery i feel very strong shooting pain in left leg when i tend to stand for more than 5 mins, and now for the first time ever, i am experiencing same shooting pain when i sit while eating or in washroom (i never experienced it before the surgery).
Other than this, I had experienced NO BACK PAIN prior to or after the surgery.
I have a 9-5 desk job, i dont know how much time It would need to recover, so meanwhile, i had taken medical leaves till 22 oct,2013.
Any ideas if all this is normal? are things going in right direction?