I have had my discectomy (L4/L5) 1 month ago, 14th of November.
My surgeon told that everything ran ok, and he finished his work after 3h30m on surgery.
The day after my surgery I was walking (though with some pain in my back) and it seemed that the right leg pain had gone.
But, after 2 weeks post op., my right leg pain (sciatica) came up again. My surgeon told it's the nerve trying to heal more than 5 months of injury.
That's ok, and I think the leg pain is really dimishing as the time goes by.
By that time, (2 weeks after surgery) the pain on my back was fading away each day and I became to feel much more comfortable.
The problem is.... 4 weeks after the surgery, I started to feel a very weird pain in my back, that I had no yet experienced.
The pain happens when I move myself. For example, if I try to change my position in bed or when getting out of bed (this one is particularly difficult!!). It also happens if I simply try to bend forward a very little bit.
It's like a flash pain that literally paralyses me for less than one second and makes me feel that my body will no respond to my orders to move.
I can get a good relief if I move myself, for instance, if I walk for some time. But if I sit or lie a little bit, when I get up the pain comes again...
It's really horrible, it seems that my movements are failing. It only lasts for a second and it gets better if I insist on moving, always with some pain
Have you ever experienced this kind of pain?
Thank you in advance for your attention.