:''( Hello all..I am new to the group and find myself here 6 years (9/2005) after my discectomy. I went to see my surgeon today. I am having pain in my left buttocks, down the inner left leg to the thigh, the middle of my calf and the back of my heel so bad that its starting to effect my walking. Sometimes my heel feels like its on fire and I almost always have pins and needles in my foot. After my exam today he says that I have some weakness in my left foot. He ordered an MRI and now we wait. Got new RX for Naproxyn.
I guess I am here to see if I can find someone with similar pain years after surgery. My first herniation was emergency surgery. I had blown my L4/5 disc so bad that I had spinal cord compression and could not urinate on my own. I also have DDD.
I am only 36 years old and not looking forward to living the rest of my life in pain.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.