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I have just joined the site. I am four days post-op from having a MicroDiscectomy on L4/L5 after having severe sciatica pain for over a year, Glad to find a site where we can all share helpful information. Would love to hear any advise anyone has to offer me.
microdiscectomy 7-2014


  • Do you have back pain as well or was it mostly sciatica? Its interesting because my doctors were iffy on which surgery would be more successful for me...but having more severe back pain, the fusion was more logical for me! The first few days are scary, huh? Hang in there! You've come this far! :-)
  • I really don't have much back pain, I mostly get pain radiating down the leg. The first few days after surgery were scary especially when some of the pain came back whenever I would change positions either from sitting to standing or visa versa. Hopefully, in time, my nerves will start to calm down and I will experience some relief.
    microdiscectomy 7-2014
  • Absolutely! It takes time, but things ease up. The healing process can sometimes feel more like a new injury lol but... from what I've heard so far, it's all normal. Best of luck!
  • Thanks so much! How are you doing since your surgery? Has it relieved most of your back pain?
    microdiscectomy 7-2014
  • No problem at all! It's a scary time and its frustrating because although I'm sure you have many around you that care deeply, not many can possibly understand what you're feeling- hang in there. This is only step one!
    To be honest, I still feel pain... but more so from healing. It's still scary, but I must admit... it's a great feeling once that "wobbly" feeling drifts away! I think a huge thing is to try and stay as stress free as possible. I know that seems impossible lol but stress causes inflammation only leading to more spasms and irritation! So, keep a smile on! :-) ( I'm trying to remind myself of this as well!) still fairly frustrating for me. I knew it was going to be a long healing process, but I guess hearing it and actually going through it are two different things lol
  • hello! stopping by just to greet you, welcome aboard! see you around! :)
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