I am 9 weeks post op L5S1 discectomy. Recently had MRI due to continued and worsened nerve symptoms. Surgeon was not too concerned with findings however said if symptoms continue in 6 months would look at doing fusion, I am petrified at the thought of this.
Physio was.concerned with MRI - granulated and scar tissue forming and abuts nerve root. Surgeon not concerned about this.
Since surgery I have noticed a reduced urge to wee , mentioned this to surgeon he will refer me to urologist for testing.
Surgeon has suggested I take Lyrica however I have.not start this yet as I still breastfeed and am concerned of its effects on my child. But my symptoms are getting bothersome and I want to start this medication to give myself the best chance.
Can anyone give me their insight and experience in any of the issues mentioned above?
Wishing u all the best in recovery