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Pain 7 Mos After Microdisectomy

LMP2003LLMP2003 Posts: 1
edited 09/04/2015 - 8:36 AM in Lower Back Pain
7 mos ago I had a microdisectomy on my L4 L5. My L5 S1 is bulging a little but not enough to operate on my surgeon said. It has been a really long road. I went back to work 2.5 weeks post surgery and was ok for a couple months, but soon the sitting put me right back to where I was almost before the surgery. I took off 3 weeks, went back to work feeling better and they got me a standup desk. A couple more months have gone by and I'm back to pain and trying to make it just til the end of the year with my job. They have been good about letting me work from home at times. Everytime I go back to work, the sitting and standing in one place for 9 hours a day gets to me over time. I just took another 3 days off work and I'm still not getting better. The front of my quads burn and ache. I've had a post surgery MRI and nothing has changed. I've also done physical therapy and just recently since I've gotten worse the surgeon advised me to stop. Does anyone know if low back pain/leg pain on the front of my thighs should be happening after 7 mos? I've gone back and seen the surgeon several times. They tell me it's my nerves healing and that can take up to 18 mos. My blood pressure has gone up the past year and I think from the pain and from not being able to exercize the way I need to. I've sold my house, as I haven't been able to live alone for quite a while. I just want to get back to a normal life. Does anyone have any advice or has anyone experienced something similar?

Thank you:)

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