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I'll keep this brief, on June the 8th 2017 I had a Lumbar Microdiscectomy operation on L4/L5 & L5/S1. This was due to months and months of severe sciatica, loss of the use of my left calf and the onset of saddle Amnesia.
The first 4 weeks post op, I was doing well, i paid close attention to what I should and shouldn't do and I'd managed by week 4 to walk for 30 mins twice a day as well as general pottering around. The sciatica had gone and the strength in my left calf returned... I was happy... and looking forward to week 6 when I could move on to the next phase of recovery.
I was then hit with a Bladder / Kidney infection, which hit me like a rock....I was bed ridden for a day but was in pain for days prior and after diagnosis...but after a week on antibiotics this cleared up...,however.....
Since this time I've developed pain in my hip and SI JOINT area, I have trouble walking as my posture has shifted in a type of S shaped scoliosis. With my left hip kicking out and lifting up to the left and my right shoulder lifting up. I now use crutches to assist walking.
I'm a 40 year old male, was pretty fit and strong prior to this whole saga. The original issues that affected my left leg have not returned.
I've being to A&E twice spoke with a surgeon and a physio who are adamant it's muscular and that they are in spasm. I've seen my surgeon who says the same and he has checked my spine with X-rays weight bearing and laid on my side and he says the same that the discs are fine and the muscles need time to relax and let go for me to be able to walk properly again. I'm on tonnes of pain meds and muscle relaxants but after 3 weeks of this I getting a little fed up to say the least.
Just wondering if anyone has been through or is going through this?