Hey all....hope everyone is hanging in there. Curious if anyone else has had nerve damage caused by the collapse of their disc. When I had my first microdiscectomy, the surgeon said that part of the disc tissue broke off and settled on the nerve and grew/branched throughout the nerve, kind of like a tumor. He removed what he could and told me he had to 'scrape' the tissue deposits left inside the nerve. Less than a year later I had my second microdiscectomy after my disc re-herniated and that surgeon said that there were more deposits throughout the nerve and he had to scrape it again. Almost three years into my injury and my back is manageable, but now I've got and increase of hyper active nerve issues from my left hip, down to the arch of my foot (left side nerve was affected in surgery). I can't seem to find someone that can give me an answer about the long term effect of the tissue deposits. What I'm trying to research is, will the branches throughout my nerve eventually close up on their own, or will it stay this way and I'll possibly be looking at surgery every two to three years to scrape it. If anyone has heard of anything similar, I'd love some feedback. Thanks guys!!