Just wishing to introduce myself & to say I'm so happy to have found this forum; what a blessing to know there is somewhere to go where people can understand you.
I had a microdisc. & laminectomy on 6/17 for severe radicular pain; an MRI confirmed a large rupture at L5 S1. Immediately after surgery my sciatic pain was gone. The pain returned 2 weeks and 4 days post-surgery without warning. I am extremely frustrated because my surgeon will not perform an MRI until 3 months post surgery. His stance is that "it is a mess in there" and he believes that I've just "overdone it" & says I did not re-herniate. I'm still on percocet for pain, flexiril and neurontin every day & need to return to work on Aug 18th. My fear is that I will not be able to withstand a f/t work schedule although financially I have little choice.
Can anyone pls. contribute their wisdom as to this 3 month MRI rule? I've done a search but only found mention of "3 months post surgery MRI". I'd like to know if others have dealt with this also. If I did re-herniate, I'd like to know ASAP so I can deal with the issue sooner rather than later.
Thanks so much in advance & I'm grateful to be a part of this wonderful forum!