Hi there everyone,
I'm new to this forum but I'm hoping someone can help me out. I had a lumbar disectomy done exactly 2 weeks ago (procedure was on 11th Jan). It was on my L4/L5-L5/S1. I'll fill you all in a bit of my history pre surgery. I'm 26 years old and the first time this hell ride of lumbar/sciatic pain (down the right leg) started in August 2014, I woke up one morning in agony with pain shooting down my leg and it never went away. I didn't fall, trip, twist etc in any wrong way. I tried everything to help myself, core work, gentle exercise, chiropractor, physiotherapist, osteopath.. You name it I tried it! To make matters worse I have a doctor that's constantly said to me 'theirs nothing wrong with you, your MRI doesn't show much it's all in your head! You need a good psychiatrist!' In the end I found an incredible neurosurgeon who believed this wasn't made up and knew I had a tethered nerve. So back to surgery, the procedure was 2 weeks ago and for the first 10-12 days I felt like a new woman! I stood up for the first time in hospital after surgery and cried cause my leg didn't feel like lead anymore and the sciatica was pretty much gone! I had little Spurs of sciatic pain in patches down my leg but nothing that bothered me. Now things have changed, since yesterday I've been in so much pain in my lumbar spine (the same pain pre surgery) and the sciatic pain has been intense. If I sit in a chair it feels as though I'm sitting on a lump where my sciatic nerve runs along my bum. I'm so upset and don't know why this would be happening. The only silly thing I've done was I bent to pick up my phone charger last night not thinking anything of it until I realised what I did. I'm so scared I've done serious damage to my surgery and I'm back at square one. Please anyone, any advice I would appreciate so so much.