Tomorrow will be 3 weeks I had a discectomy on my L5/s1. The first 12 days I had pretty intense pain and thought I had reherniated. (Surgeon did too and had ordered an MRI). Within a few days after that the pain got immensely better and this week has pretty much disappeared except for one weird spot. Just above my ankle.
Before surgery my sciatic pain was awful for months. It went all the way down my leg into my foot. After surgery that all disappeared in the last two weeks except for this one spot. I started PT yesterday and she was even perplexed. It isn’t getting better but not getting worse just remains at like a pain level of around 4. (Like a really bad toothache).
I guess is should I still remain hopefully my nerves are still healing? I would consider the surgery a major success if it wasn’t for this damn painful spot. I have been diligent doing exactly what my neurosurgeon said to do and now walking quite a bit too. I don’t see him for my follow up for 2 more weeks so not sure. Just wondering if this pain might be permanent as the rest seems to be getting better but this spot.