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Learn how a lumbar disc herniates and
can cause lower back pain
Sciatica is leg pain caused by a
problem in the low back.
See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain and other symptoms
I had minimally invasive surgery to fuse l4/5 in may 2018, surgery didn’t take no fusion, had surgery nov 2019 to redo fusion, this time PLIF, still having nerve pain down left leg into left calf, Doctor suspects possible scar tissue or bone spur.
Welcome palladan1 we’re glad you’re here!
You have been through a lot in a short amount of time, I can relate somewhat, I also had 2 fusion surgeries a little over a year apart, it takes time and patience to get over, your body needs time to heal and nerves usually take longer than the surgical and muscle pain.
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Have you read the article Practical Advice for Recovering from Back Surgery on Spine-health? It offers a lot of practical tips around what to expect before, during, and after surgery. You may also want to check out the video How to Prep Your Home for Spine Surgery Recovery, which also has some great tips.
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Below is an article on scar tissue after surgery. I hope this helps you out.