last November i had a lumbar microdisectomy on my L4, L5 S1 vertebrae. Steroid injections didn't work previously.
I continue to have pain through my left leg and burning pain through my top three toes. Sciatica comes and goes depending on how i turn or bend. Pain is there 50% of the time including on and off quick spasms at my pelvis when sitting too long.
I also had a couple of incidents of bad burning pain in my lower back. Followed by slight numbness in my buttock region. NO incontinence.
Thoraic referred? pain on and off as well.
Overall an improvement to where i was pre Microdisectomy.
Recent MRi in april showed NO nerve impingement and a slight shrinkage of the protruding discs.
Doing regular twice monthly physio and at home exercises.
Im starting to worry its permanent or its another issue. Doctor says i should have improved by now. Might be an inflamed nerve.
Has anybody had any experiences like this? And what were the outcomes. There is no improvement in the pain in the last six months.