Hi there i am post 5 weeks post Micro disectomy and still have chronic pain mostly at night /Morning .
I had nerve compression for about 6 months possibly more and was very active .
Had Tried all the physical Therapy Accupunture , Dry Needling . pool work , chiro etc etc
microdisectomy on 23rd November L5/S1
Findings very degenerative : large disc removed
i Have Chronic pain still If i walk more than 1,5 km or anything over 10km as passenger in car .My dISC was very degenerative and i was extremly numb ( Maybe to do with length of Surgery or time nerve root was compressed approx 6/7 months with sciatica . anyhow a few questions about the recovery .
lot of deep numbness after the op walking with a cane/ stick for2 weeks very very numb backside thighs glut foot u name it . operation seem to take long time based on going to theatre and waking in recovery room timing . how long is approx procedure for endoscopic microdisectomy ?
Would it be abnormal to refer a patient for a new MRI 3 weeks post op? Neuro surg said was concerned about fragments during microdisectomy and pain symptoms 3 weeks post op .
the numbeness is still quite bad but seem to be getting more feeling back should my glut and foot still mbe so numb?/
I hav elot of tightness muscle spasm in left calf any tips on relieving this .
walking 1.5 km then leg cramps should i ease off ? do this approx 2 maybe 3 time a day if i can .
i am afraid of re herniation or maybe this has happened already as i feel sever low back pain sittening 10 to 15 mins and the car as a passenger is a disaster . i didnt drive yet as im not confident ,
I suppose each case is different but any advice ios welcome this is a tough Journey and its hard when you were in chronic pain before op and then feel no better afterwards with exception of leg pain which is now replaced by numbness /icy toes and muscle tightness . trying to stay positive but feel im no further on at times .
Larger paracentral herniation at l5S1 with nerve inpingment
Microdisectomy november 23 rd 2015
Faucet Joint Injections January 2016
S1nerve root block Jan 23rd 2016