Hi just looking for a small bit of feedback.
A bit about me, I am 23 and had a microdisectomy L5/S1 4 weeks ago. After struggling with trapped nerve for 8 months I was perfect for the first 2 weeks and then I had a bit of a set back, from what I think was walking too much.
I had a pain in my right hamstring, behind my right knee and there was a general weakness there. This is the side the siatica was in prior to surgery. I would like to point out that the pain is not at as severe when compared to prior to surgery.
For the past two weeks I have been lying down pretty much all the time, walking every now and again, about half an hour a day or so. I have used ice and heat packs and that has reduced some inflammation and released some muscles. My symptoms have improved but are certainly not better. There is still a weakness when bending my knee and raising my calf but it has definitely improved.
The weakness is now behind my left knee also but it is not as noticeable as my right. Could this weakness be from lying down the whole time? and the muscles in my legs being quite tight?
I have tried sitting on a hard seat for the first time today and my right leg felt a bit sore. I have heard people after a MD have pain after sitting for a while. But I would like to know if it is in the leg or in the back?
Also if anyone has any experience with flare ups and reherniations, I am still quite worried that I may have reherniated.