I'm 7 DAYS post-op from a microdiscectomy, and I feel much much better overall. Of course I'm still on pain meds, but when I stand upright now, I do not feel that pressure on the nerve anymore causing all the pain I was having.
However, I do still feel some nerve pain, although much more slight then previous, going down the back of my right leg somewhat. It's not constant, but seems to come & go depending on how much I'm on my feet.
The Doctors told me that it will take a while for the nerve to fully heal & calm down, since it was under pressure for so long, & also the surgery itself irritates the nerve somewhat while they operate. I'm being told that it will eventually go away after several weeks at least.
My question: Has anyone else had this procedure & still exp some nerve pain? How long did it take to fully go away?
Thanks for any help. joe