In continuation of my post of 04/17/2014
It is been now over ten and a half months since I had undergone micro-discectomy procedure for L4-L5 herniation. The condition kept on going from bad to worse with passage of time post-45th day of surgery and my ankle is now considerably affected with mild to acute pain upon walking. The sensation of heaviness in foot and a tight grip over ankle is there most of the time and my ankle can't bear its weight even in bed. MRI(26/8/2014) reveals spondylotic degenerative changes in lumbar spine in form of marginal osteophytes. Diffuse disc bulge at L4-L5 level indenting thecal sac & transversing nerve roots(right>left) & causing narrowing of bilateral neural foramina. Mild central disc protrusion at L5-S1level indenting thecal sac. Mild annular disc bulge at L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4 indenting thecal sac. Schmorl's node at inferior end plate of L4 & superior end plate of L5. I am advised repeat surgical intervention for L4-L5 protrusion & am also apprised of the fact that certain bodies are more prone to development of fibrosis.
wonder if there are options other than surgery!