9 days post op l5-s1 l4-l5 discectomy and still hurting. Had intense hip/ butt pain on both sides and lower lateral leg pain on both sides pre-op. Post-op the hip pain was gone on both sides and right leg was pain free. Lower left leg still hurting. Worried that I may have to live with this forever. Please let me know of any experiences with this situation. Can I expect recovery and relief down the road?
The pain on left side is much more tolerable than it was pre-op but bothersome and depressing overall. will it ever get better? I want my life back.
Everyone says it takes time for nerves to heal...but I am worried that too much damage has been done.