I had a L4/L5 Discectomy & Laminectomy 4 weeks ago for a herniated disk that was deep in the nerve root. I am still experiencing excruciating pain in my hip, down my leg, in my calf/shin & into my foot. Sometimes, my foot feels like it is on novacaine or that it belongs to someone else! My leg feels like there is a severe toothache deep inside. The throbbing wakes me up at night. It is just as bad, if not worse than it was before surgery. Ive been in constant contact with Dr office - first they put me on Prednisone. That did nothing. They did a second MRI which revealed there is a fluid sac where disk removed & lots of fluid in soft tissue surrounding. They said it just takes time. I'm getting so frustrated. I want my life back, & although I have great family support at home - I want to get back to work!
Anyone else have this experience?