Good morning, I've been a lurker here for over a year reading and educating myself on spine issues/treatments/expectations with my own diagnosis. A year ago I was diagnosed with a herniated disc pressing on the right nerve which was the cause of my severe back and right leg pain. The suggested treatment was surgery since my pain was severe and had been growing for 2 years, so in May 2017 I had a microdiscectomy. After the surgery things felt better but not as good as I had hoped they would. Dr encouraged me that the nerve damage could take time to heal and it would be a long process. I went through the summer and Autumn seasons exercising and trying to be as active as possible but it kept feeling that my back and leg pain we're getting worse and not better. Went back to the Dr and got another MRI to see what's going on. The MRI results showed the same herniated disc pushing on the nerve on the right side of my spine and scar tissue on the left side. The Dr tried to tell me that it was my left side before but that went nowhere.
So now I'm confused. With the scar tissue on the MRI being on the left does that mean they operated on the wrong side? If so what do I do now? Do I keep going to this Dr or is it time to find a new one? I'm very discouraged at this point.