Hi I'm 5 weeks post op, micro discectomy L5S1. The surgeon told me that the disc protrusion was very minor and I fact all of my pain was coming from growing blood vessels etc growing on the nerve. He said he scrapped the nerve for circa 40minutes. I'm currently in pain and feel the same symptoms of throbbing nerve down into my foot. He has told me it will settle, but I'm worried there maybe some permanent nerve damage. Has anybody any experience of this and is there anything I could do or take to help aid the nerve in settling? He said he was 100% satisfied that the nerve was free from irritation when he closed me up.
Thanks in advance.