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I’m sure this has been posted a million times so I am going to apologize in advance. But I figured I would post because I would appreciate some feedback.
I’m a 26 year old male coming up on 2 months post L3-L4 discectomy and nerve decompression. Post surgery I basically spent 3 straight weeks in bed with bits of walking around daily. I struggled with severe pain due to inflammation/ healing of nerves. I was in way worse shape then before the surgery and had classic thoughts of why did I even bother/ did the surgery fail?
Luckily I can say things have drastically improved since then. I can basically do anything I need without much restriction or pain (stairs, grocery shopping, walking, getting in and out of bed, cleaning etc.). I I’ve been off all pain killers besides ibuprofen for a couple weeks now. But I still have some dull pain that goes all the way down the back of my leg. And some minor dull lower back pain if I twist certain ways. I was really expecting come two months post surgery to have absolutely no pain down my leg so I’m a bit worried it may never go away.
Anyone have experiences similar or different that can comment on this. I would really appreciate it.