After years of back pain and sciatic pain in right then left, things got much worse for me in Oct (when I threw my back out out and had to be taken to the ER in an ambulance). My primary care doc decided it was time for a new MRI which showed mild DDD, spondylosis, etc. Most significant to him was a large herniation at L5/S1. In short, I had a lumbar discectomy on 12/15.
It's been well over a week and the only benefit has been decreased pain in my left foot, calf and (to some extent) thigh. My bottom and both hips are still killing me and I've started having spasms on both sides of my bottom. My lower back feels worse and I have new pain in my left groin area.
I've been through many of your posts over the years and notice that (unfortunately) a lot of you have had multiple surgeries. I know it's early but the surgeon lead me to believe that I would experience immediate relief. I'm losing hope that this surgery worked for me.
Any thoughts or insight would be appreciated.
Best wishes, J.