My doctors are having trouble diagnosing the cause of the sciatic pain. I have two herniated (bulging) discs, l4-5 which is mostly on the right, and the l5-s1 which is herniated in the center. I had surgery on the l4-l5 in november with 0 (possibly negative) improvement. Upon a post surgical mri it shows the disc had reherniation.
Heres the disagreement:
My surgeon, things the pain is still coming from the l4-l5 because of the herniation, despite having 0 relief. And that the l5-s1 cannot cause the pain because it is a central herniation.
My phisiotrist is not confident that the l4-l5 causes the pain due to the fact i had no lapse in pain, and that the l5-s1 could still cause it despite being central.
Your thoughts? help=/