Heyyy everyone. I’m 2 weeks post my surgery for L5/S1. I am 27 years old. I had severe sciatica pain down my left leg for 4 months before surgery. I could barely sit, walk or sleep during that time. My doctor seeing my MRI said “That’s a really bad MRI”, and suggested me for a surgery which i agreed coz i wanted to get rid of the pain and stress that i was going through.
I still have some shooting sciatica pain and tingling pain on my left leg even after surgery. But it’s comparatively lower than what i had before surgery. My pain mostly is on the butt, which is also swollen. Also, sometimes i feel some tingling effect on my right leg (on which i never had any pain before surgery).
Called my doctor’s office and they said to continue my pain medicines that they prescribed. My pain subsides a lot when i take those meds. I have my first post-op follow up appointment on Wednesday. However, the continuing pain bothers and stresses me everyday.
So just wondering if this pain is normal, or am i having the pain coz of reherniation? How long does it take to be pain free after a surgery? This is my first ever surgery in life and i really don’t wanna have another one for the same problem.