I am looking for some guidance and possible causes for sciatic pain after microdiscectomy surgeries, as well as some things that have helped people with the pain. I am about 1 year post op from an L4/L5 microdiscectomy/laminectomy. I have been better than before surgery but I still have intense burning and aching in my right calf. I have recently gotten MRI's and Xrays and it shows no reherniation of disc, but I am still getting tons of sciatic pain still. I have tried epidurals, PT, surgery and stretching and nothing have helped. Some say go to a chiro, and some say acupuncture but I dont know if they will actually help. I am 21 years old and feel like I am way too young to be having these issues. It is truly frustrating and seriously impacts my life. I cant sit for more than 5 minutes without the most intense burn pulsing through my calf/foot.
Any help or insights appreciated!