Hi all...in 2013 I had a double microdiscectomy on L4/5. Before surgery I barely had feeling in my right leg from sciatica. Fast forward to today, and for the last 3-4 weeks my lower lumbar has been horrible feeling. It started really bad a couple of weeks ago having bad spasms on lower lumber to my right of the spine. Now for the last week or more, it has hurt when I walk, bend down, get up from a sitting position. I went for a MRI today, and after laying on that table for 45 min, when it was time to get up, I barely was able to sit up. It was like that old saying I through my back out. I have had off and one noticeable pain in my right leg, but it hasn't been harsh at all unlike it was two years ago preop. I just can't figure what this can be, it hurts so bad my back is stiff. I can't use a heating pad, as it makes my back heat up and burn in the area it hurts (yes I know a heating pad is supposed to provide heat, but this is a different type of stinging burn). I find myself not trying to sit down as it hurts so bad to get up. In the morning getting out of bed really hurts.
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