Okay, so this may be a little long but i will try to make it as short as i can.
Years ago i developed sciatica, starting in the buttox and down the leg. It was VERY bad.
Fast forward 7 years. The nerve pain is isolated to the right calf and it hurts much less, not sure how the pain evolved in such a weird way but it was certainly for the better. If i didnt do anything, the pain wasnt there.
However it still hurt sometimes and i still couldnt do any exercise. I felt limited and i wanted it to go away because it depressed me.
I did physical therapy 3 times (10 sessions + each time), decompression, acupuncture, chiropractory, epidurals. Not only did i get no relief, but whenever i did these it made it worse for a week then would subside again. I was convinced a discectomy would solve the problem. Got an mri and confirmed i had 3 herniations, two were the l4/l5 and the si joint which both are classic causes for sciatica. Doctor agreed to do l4/l5 discectomy since that was the most herniated and most likely the cause.
Surgery was november 12th, today it is december 15th so 4 weeks. Today was the worst pain ive had since getting the surgery. I really believed it would solve all my problems and here i am today and it is worse than when i started.
The reason i am writing this post is because i need some inspiration that this will go away, i have been dealing with this for so long i can imagine having to deal with it worse than what ive had.
Now, i worked two nights ago doing delivery. I also slept on a couch. Im sure these contributed to the increased pain. But my problem is why am i still having pain at all! If the offending disc is gone why should the nerve still hurt? It never hurt in the past if i didnt bother it, so the symptomology must have changed. I want to believe a month is a young recovery period but i figured the pain wouldve started to go away if i was making progress.
So whats your opinion!