hello to all.
I had a L5/S1 microdiscectomy and decompression dec 09, and im still in a lot of pain.
Where the incision was, it is soooo tender to touch and inside feels tingly and raw. Ive tried many times to explain the sensation, but its hard for those who dont have back issue to relate i suppose. The only way i can describe it is like the tissue inside and around my incision is like a rotten apple?? you know when a apple goes brown and gooey to touch when its pretty rotten, thats the sensation i have? i know its very bizarre way of describing it, but its raw and nervy.
Also about an inch above the incision i have intense painful pulling sensation that hurts like hell on movement which can reduce me to tears. Im getting left leg pain intermittantly and slight funny feeling in my groin but thats not an everyday feeling. My orthopeadic surgeon said its scar tissue and to keep moving, but my GP isnt happy. Im now waiting to see a neurosurgeon in May for a 2nd opinion.
Does anyone relate to this sensation at all?
thanks in advance
L5/s1 discectomy & decompression 2009
ALIF l5/s1 2011
Awaiting X-ray & consultant to see if fused, but experiencing a lot of pain again