I know this isn't exactly the place to come to hear success stories about surgery but I need to hear this.
I am 4 days out of my L5-S1 microdiscectomy and I'm starting to get nervous. The first 3 days were perfect - no leg pain, only a little pain around the incision. However, now after a bit of walking I can feel the old pain down my leg returning. It is nowhere near as strong as it once was, but it is there.
My surgeon says that it is probably just the nerve recovering but I can't seem to get my head around that. Basically what I need to hear is...
Has anyone been through a microdiscectomy, had the leg pain flare up and then disappear permanently? That is what I am hoping for but I am losing hope.