I saw my dr. this morning and got my MRI results. I have another herniation L5/S1. The spot that was repaired in my 1st surgery looks good, but the new herniation is small but protruding way out directly on the nerve. I'm having an epidural in the morning, but he wants me in for surgery next week if I'm not better quickly. I'm all for it because I can barely walk and am competely miserable.
Here are some questions:
To those of you who have had 2 discectomies, has the recovery been similar each time?
My dr. talked about removing the jelly stuff from the disc. What's that all about? Where can I learn more about this? What's that procedure called? What are the implications of having that done? How does the spine stay stable after that? I could go on and on with questions.
If you have any experience or knowledge about this, please point me in the right direction.