So I am one month out from a microdiscectomy and have excruciating nerve pain in my foot . A MRI two weeks ago revealed 'debris' - possibly a bit of disc or maters that has broken of it after the initial healing period . This is pressing on the S1 nerve which is inflamed. Apparently it is not scar tissue as it is too early. I had a steroid shot ( nerve root block) two weeks ago and it hasn't done a thing . I am due to have another next week. If this doesn't work , the the surgeon in says he can go in and clean up the debris and hopefully this will sort it out . Has anyone ever had this and had a positive outcome from a second surgery.
I am very worried . Please reply if you have had a similar experience ( whatever the outcome ) .
Here is what the MRI said : "A new nodule of tissue is now seen just lateral to the right S1 nerve root at the anterosuperior margin of the facet joint resection. This may well be causing some radicular impingement and the nerve root itself appears slightly swollen compared to the preoperative imaging".