Has anyone reherniated right after a microdiscectomy and had a redo? I reherniated 4 days after surgery at L4-5, confirmed today by an MRI. The surgeon says I have the same 85-90% possibility of success with a second surgery. Of course since I was in the 10% who reherniated the first time, that isn't making me feel any better.
I am worried I am heading down a slippery slope and yet I don't feel I have any option. I can't function with the level of pain/discomfort in standing, sitting and walking that I have now.
serious LBP since 1/08 (many bouts before)
MRI shows L4-5 herniation 7/08
ESI 7/08 no relief
MRI 9/16/08 shows L4-5 herniation