I had a microdiscectomy on a moderately-severely ruptured L4-L5 disc in May. I'm a 34 y.o. guy and I'd injured it last December while doing a deadlift at the gym. I tried all the usual drugs, physical therapy, epidural injections, before doing surgery.
Things seemed to be going great after surgery (no lingering pain or numbness at all) until August when the lower back and hip spasms, sciatic pain down both legs, etc. came back, far worse than what I had before surgery. The docs interpreted my situation as scar tissue after surgery so I ended up getting more epidurals and drugs. My pain is still about 5/10.
Anyways -- when things went down the tubes in August, I also started to have problems sitting because it feels my sacrum and L5 are always irritated and protruding, like a burning or sharp feeling. I get it when I lie down sometimes, too. Walking and standing seem to be ok, but sometimes walking I feel a little uncomfortable pull on my rear end.
Has anyone else felt this? The docs have not been particularly insightful explaining what this is. Any thoughts on chair or cushion types that might work for me?