Hello everybody :H .
I am very frustrated, and I need some input. I went to the surgeons today to get checked on because I had a discectomy/decompression on L5S1 in june. I went already for my post op once, and I now went back again because I am in a lot of pain.
Well, I told the surgeon that my leg pain is back, my feet go numb, my back gets stabbing pains, along with the stabbing pains down my legs. He asked me how if first started. I told him that I noticed that my feet were starting to go numb again at first, then it all went downhill.
Anyhow, after the surgery I did still have back pain, and some back pain but it was getting a little better. I have always had the back pain/stabbing. This is just worse now. I know that I feel worse, I know my body.
The surgeon said that he does not understand why I am having this problem. He did the surgery, and I shouldn't still be having this :T . He wants me to get authorized to get a emg done. He believes that this is nerve damage, and I asked him why the back pain? He said that I may have some joint problems, and I do have some arthritis.
I am VERY frustrated, I almost started to cry. I just want to get better, and I feel like it will not happen. I feel like I was dismissed? I asked him if maybe I reherniated? He said probably not. That just doesn't make sense to me at all :''( . The pain just is getting worse by the day.
I would like all, and any input here. He did not offer to do another mri, xray or anything. Should he have????????? If I have nerve damage(I was checked before, a few years ago, and I did), would I get all this pain? I am so confused. Any help would be appreciated. I need a big hug