I am 6 weeks post microdiscectomy at L4-L5 for a large extrusion. It's been a slow recovery. I've never had relief or change in pain. I bothered my surgeon and got another MRI last week. I have to wait to meet with him for the results however. Just curious if anyone could help. I understand no one is a trained radiologist of spine dr, etc.
Minimal enhancing soft tissue in the left ventral epidural space at L4-L5 which may represent minimal residual or recurrent disc material. The left L4-L5 lateral recess is mildly compromised but there is no nerve root distortion.
What I think this says is that there may be some pieces or herniated in there (either not gotten in surgery or reherniated) but they aren't on the nerve.
With that being said, why am I still having sciatic nerve pain?
Thanks in advance!