Hell, I am new to this forum. I had a Discectomy L5-S1 almost 4 months ago. First three weeks were good, then a trip to a hot springs resort, 2 days in the hot springs,a different bed and, 2 hours in the car each way,on return the sciatic pain began. Gripping, tingling going down my left leg at times, especially when I walked.I have also had a return of the burning in the bottom of my left foot return off and on.
I was freaked out to say the least at first. The pain has improved some, but I still get it significantly at times. Was able to go back to work for 6 weeks but am now off and very depressed as I ELECTED to have the surgery after dealing with a flare up that lasted 2 years, but did get better. I was just worried that I would have to deal with that again sometime, So I had the surgery . Right now I regret that decision.
I am concerned that it is scar tissue,and have been reading some of the posts on this forum. Has anyone else had this issue and have it resolve over time or with physical therapy, naturopathic, etc.