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I am now 3 weeks past my L5S1 microdiscectomy. It was large herniation, sequestrated. I had neurological deficit pre op, could not stand o the tip of the foot, pain to the fingers of the left leg. After the surgery I still have some nerve leg pain, it is getting better every day.
What I did not expect was pain of my back which started yesterday. I did not have back pain pre op. It is present all the time, after one week off pain medication I had to return to it. My surgeon told me it s still too early to make any opinion. It might be nerve pain or dis pain from L5S1 or L5L4 (both slightly degenerated). Or soft tissue pain. We decided to wait for 2 weeks, I should take my meds and try short walks.
My question is - has anyone experienced new pain post op he did not have before ? Did it went away or was it a start of a different problem ?
Thank you very much,