Hi all. I'm new to the forums. I have had two Microdiscectomies on L5/ S1. One surgery in 2010 that lasted 3 years and one just this past Jan of 2014. This week I developed the same nerve type pain that is going down my hip, butt, and leg. I went to my PCP Friday and he wants me to get another MRI. I am now taking 800mg Ibupfrofen a day with some relief. The nerve pain is still there though. I'm worried that I'm going to end up needing surgery again. I'm 37 years old and a very active female who loves to run and workout. I was able to get back to running 3 days a week after my second Microdiscectomy. I wasn't diligent enough with the core stuff and now I'm really regretting it. I read somewhere that after one herniation the disc can reherniate with a 20% risk, after a second herniation it is close to 50%. Would you go straight to a fusion after having two Micro's in the past 4 years. Frustrated this is all happening.
Microdiscectomy L5/S1 2010
Revision microdiscectomy after reherniation L5/S1 2014