i am 29 years old and had l4/l5 microdiscectomy surgery on May 11 (a little over 2 months ago). I revisited my surgeon after 6 weeks who okayed me to start exercising again. I had felt no nerve pain up until this point. I was doing elliptical exercise and some light weight lifting and started to feel a bit of the old pain come back. I started PT and stopped the exercise and am definitely feeling more spasms than before. My PT said it is the scar tissue forming around the nerve which is causing the pain so we are doing massage around the scar as well as Mackenzie exercises. The pain is most severe in my left outer hip/ buttocks. It travels down then hits my outer calf and goes into my left ankle and foot to my second toe. it is most uncomfortable when I sit. I am also having trouble Finding a comfortable position when I am sleeping.
does anyone have experience with this?? Is there alt things I can be doing to help relieve this nerve pain??