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still sciatic pain 10 weeks post microdiscectomy

I had a 17mm disc bulge that left me in a great deal of pain and unable to walk with out a walker. after my surgery was still having a lot of pain in my left butt and leg especially back side of my calf (sciatica). 6 weeks after surgery saw surgion who said he only see an injury like mine once a year. where he couldnt move nerve root left or right to get at disc to remove, he had to pull nerve straght up and may take longer for nerve to settle down. had a second MRI and looked good,no new herniation but the sciatica is still horrible and on vicodin and ibuprfin 3 times a day to control. have heard a lot of terms like battered nerve root , will this ever get better?


  • The use of Ice packs, pain relieving drugs from the drug shop and other means are some of the
    remedies one may try to use at home for self medication in the treatment of chronic pain at the
    back.The best solution is to consult your doctor, so that a medical examination will be conducted to determine the actual cause, because a problem known is a problem solved. That does not mean that the home remedies are ineffective, they are very
    effective, because there are times when chronic pains like this are actually treated at home and
    the pains disappeared after a short while.

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  • I'm one year post op and I still get sciatic pain bad from time to time. It's nothing like before though. I had to use a walker as well and it seemed the pain came back at the 6 week mark following surgery for me as well. I no longer have medical insurance so I'm not sure what to tell you. Please keep us posted on your progress.
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  • No advice but...I understand your frustration.
    It is good your doctor listened to you and did another MRI to ensure you hadn't herniated more.

    By chance, did the MRI show significant scar tissue?
    I know walking helps keep scar tissue from adhering to the nerve but that aside, you can continue to improve beyond the 6 week mark.

    I had a revision MD and at 6 weeks was disappointed...but I have to say 3-4 months after, I noticed improvements...more strength in the leg, less pain.

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