I know everyone here has their own problems so sorry to bother you with a stupid question but I am thoroughly confused... I had a herniated disc and had a microdiscectomy 6 wks ago to remove the herniation. Dr. said the surgery was a success and herniation was removed. However now that I started driving again and sitting for longer periods of time I get the pain back exactly like before the surgery. I don't understand why this should happen if they removed the part of the disc that was hitting the nerve? They won't do another MRI right now so I am just wondering if anyone can explain why this would happen. I understand my back is still healing and I am fine if the nerve is still irritated, but why should this happen only when I sit? The only reasonable answer I can think is that there is still more disc hitting the nerve.
Thanks for any responses. Take care, Maria