Hi. I had surgery (micro discectomy) for a lateral disk herniation at L3/4 in mid February. An MRI in mid May showed that my doc had missed a fragment of my disk and it identified a small foraminal disk protrusion hitting my nerve root causing pain in my leg.
I am wondering if anyone else has had this occur? Is there anything that can be done? I am going to PT and it is helping with other issues but not so much with my leg pain. It is not always terribly painful, but I can get sharp shooting pain at times. Morning is the worst. Sitting for a long time irritates it and walking is best. All in all, I often say that my leg feels funky and there is always some discomfort and I can feel when I overdo it.
I am wondering if it will just go away or, if there is something (even surgically) that can be done? I had to have surgery because prior, I had so much pain I could not live. I hurt myself on the job, so my insurance is worker's comp. I am seeking a second opinion, but it has been difficult because of my insurance. Many docs won't take it. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!