How do you know if you reherniate?

I am 6 month post op microdiscectomy and have been doing great until Monday.  I pulled on my boot and felt a twinge and just felt locked up/ tight in my low back.



  • Welcome kvc3445 we’re glad you’re here!

    The only way to really know is to get another MRI, I have had similar situations in the past, I usually give it a couple of weeks before seeing the doctor, I have been lucky that it was usually a pulled muscle, but once we have had surgery it is easy to get really concerned with any back pain. 

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    Here’s a great article about back pain on Spine-health that you might want to check out: Back Pain Overview: A Guide for Understanding Back Pain. It’s a very comprehensive article. I hope you find this information helpful.

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