I have had an l5-s1 herniation for 7 weeks now. At the beginning my lower back pain was not bad at all but my sciatic pain was excruciating. Just last week I still have the same leg pain but my back pain right where the herniation is is very sore even to the touch. I'm scared it's getting worse. Anyone experience pain that's sore to the touch?
I have been told that centralization usually happens when the pain starts to decrease in the leg even though one may experience more back pain. I have more sharp, pulsing, shooting, back pain but with sciatic pain still.
Thoughts? Is 7 weeks too early to tell? I have ready that of symptoms are going to subside they will do so in 4-6 weeks but this is not the case for me.