Hello all! So I have had several posts after surgery, and after 3 MRIS following my discectomy and hemilaminectomy (herniated L4L5) I received an answer why my symptoms are continuing. Apparently I have granular tissue that is now around the nerve root after surgery. This explains why I still have radiculopathy and weakness in my legs. Does anyone out there have any experience with this or any answers? My spinal doctor says NOTHING. NADDA~ or his staff. My pain management doctor says well maybe we will do a few more spinal injections. I did three spinal epidural injections already prior to surgery as part of my conservative treatment. I am not finding much help when researching this as scar tissue is a normal part of the healing process and at times it can be around the nerve area (thus my problems). Im currently in the process of applying for disability and benefits now as I cant work...I am mostly stuck in bed. This been going on a while now.
So in short, we did the surgery to get the herniated disc off the nerves and (im assuming scar) tissue now forms around the nerve root causing similar symptoms. Im kind of back in the same boat? Does this go away or are there any treatments out there that help with this? I am HAMMERING physical therapy x3 a week for an hour (its painful but I am doing my absolute best) and walking 3-5 times a day for 16 mins (I cant go past 20 yet).
Thank you in advance for your time and any advice,