I am very glad to have found this site! I have a question and any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
In March 2007, I had a laminectomy/discectomy on a L5/S1 disc extrusion. I recovered well and felt relief immediately after surgery. In May of this year (2008) I began having similar symptoms as I had in the past. After a MRI, it was found that I had a recurrent herniation at the L5/S1 level again. I had surgery in August 2008. I have yet to have any relief. I have a severe pain in my lower back that actually feels like a "scraping or locking" feeling. I also feel as if I am "dragging concrete" when I walk. I am also suffering from sciatica in my left leg. My doctor has ordered another MRI. Is it possible to rupture three times?? #o He did make the comment a few weeks ago that 75% of my disc was gone and that I was running on a "flat tire". Does anyone know what I may be experiencing or what I may have to face in the near future. Sorry to be so chatty, but I am truly concerned. Thanks!!