I am just 3 weeks post op from L4 L5 microdiscectomy and am really worried as I still have that tingling pain down into my foot and also quite a lot of pain across May back and into my hips. I had this same surgery in May of this year and had the tingling pain in my foot which my surgeon said would go in time as the nerve had been aggravated for so long. I never got to find out if this was the case as by the time I went for my 6 week post op check-up the disc had re herniated and sadly I had to have the second surgery at the beginning of September.
My question to all my fellow back sufferers is should I be worried, is this normal? I'm so afraid I will have to have a fusion
Any advice you can give will be much appreciated.