I am 1 week post op from a l5-S1 Microdiscectomy. I had the classic sciatica and lower buttock pain for about 2 years prior to surgery.
For the past year or so I have been walking strange to compensate for the pain in my buttocks. The best way to describe it is that I have been unable to extend the lower part of my right leg far enough. During physical therapy I learned that my hips are misaligned and was really unable to fix it due to the nerve tension and pain.
Now post op I don't appear to have as bad of pain but I am still walking in the strange way. I was wondering if anyone has gone through this and if PT after your surgery helped you correct you gait / hip alignment.
My pain has been greatly reduced but when I am walking I still sometimes have a dull pain in the buttock region where the nerve pain was. I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with this subsiding as time goes on.
Thanks for all of the help