I had a microdiscectomy on L5-S1 on 4-7-08. In only a week or two, the numbness in my foot was gone. The sciatic pain is another story. I feel as if the pain has made very little progress since the initial improvement after surgery. At first I did too much, and have backed off, but I still don't see much change for the better. Is there something I should be doing to facilitate nerve recovery, such as B complex vitamins? My doc says I don't need PT, and I've been told it takes the sciatic nerve a lot of time to heal. Any insight would be appreciated, especially if you have advice or a good story to tell about your recovery from a similar surgery. I'm nearly 3 months into my recovery and it seems I should be doing better?!?!
Microdiscectomy Recovery--so slow!