here is my original forum post before surgery...https://forum.veritashealth.com/sciatica-leg-pain-radiculopathy/23-years-old-l5-s1-herniated-pinched-nerve
i had the microdisectomy done on march 21,2012 on the l5-s1 disc. 3 days after surgery, i was back in the hospital because of severe pain worse then before surgery. it has gotten better then it was then but it is about just as bad now as it was before surgery.
when i went back in hospital 3 days after surgery, they did a post-op mri and found only scar tissue, and it seems to the surgeon that the nerves are clear so he is not sure why i still have pain.
i have the same exact left leg nerve pain in the same spot i had it at before the surgery.
because of the surgery, i also have back pain most of the time, sometimes it is very severe while other times it is tolerable.
the other issue is after sitting for about 10 minutes both of my butt checks get numb and tingly and i can't sit for longer then about 10 minutes.
i went to see my surgeon and he basically told me i'm sorry, i'm not sure what else to say. he said my case is very very rare and 90% of the time leg nerve pain is gone after surgery but at the most a month after surgery.
they had me try all different pain pills which none of them helped so i decided not to take them.
i am taking 400/mg of neurotin every 8 hours. that is not helping at all.
i was out of work for a month and a week and started 3/5 days this week and starting full time again next week. i'm scared and not sure how i am going to do it to be honest. i can't afford to take any more time off though.
any idea or suggestions would be very appreciated.