I am 2 years post-op from an L5 S1 microdiscectomy and laminectomy. The disc herniated again shortly after surgery and I have had ongoing lower back and butt pain with right radiculopathy, numbness, random pain etc. I just got MRI results back and in addition to the herniation I knew about it mentions the following. I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow but I'm nervous and incredibly frustrated. I just need the pain gone (we all do, I know) I also have a torn labrum and I'm conflicted about where most of my pain is really coming from - hip or back.
This is the information I would like to hear your thoughts on, all pertain to L5
- Tapering of the thecal sac at this level is
- There is a superimposed circumferential disc bulge which mildly encroaches upon the bilateral neural foramina.
- Loss of the normal fat signal within the right lateral epidural space in the vicinity of the descending right S1 nerve root which may be due to granulation tissue.