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Pain 4 months post op

I had a microdiscectomy back in June on L5-S1 after exhausting all non-invasive techniques. I felt really great for about 2 months afterwards, with minor sciatic pain. I started PT in August and was working hard to get back to playing volleyball for my college team. Then around September, I started noticing the sciatic pain getting worse. Eventually, the lower back pain returned as well. It's not as horrible as the pain I felt before surgery, but it is pretty debilitating, to the point where standing or sitting for 30+ minutes is impossible. My physical therapist eased me off, and I did a round of x-rays and another MRI, all of which came back normal. I've been off PT for about a month now and the pain is still bad, even though my core muscles are strong. Has anyone else experienced this? I know that the nerve can take a while to heal but should it be getting worse? I do have scoliosis, so I'm wondering if that might be to blame? I'm meeting with my doctor later this month but any insight would be appreciated. Thanks
Clara Petrofsky
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