I have a few other posts floating around but one thing I haven't found out yet is this....after a discectomy, where a disk is no longer pressurizing the nerve, what gets inflamed and pushes on the nerve and causes the similar pains we had before surgery?
I keep hearing that nerve flare ups are normal, but if the disc is gone, what is pushing on the nerve? What is inflamed? I have read you need nerve irritation AND pressure to cause the sciatic pain, if that's true - what is pushing on the nerve after surgery?
Thanks in advance for helping me try to understand this, it's really confusing me and making me think pain is coming from a re herniated disc.