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hi ive had low back pain and leg pain, for over 2years. had physiotherapy for over a year which included traction and accupuncture and i take tramadol diclofenac paracetamol daily in large doses. I was finally sent for an mri scan after a year which revealed disc prolapse at L4/5 S1 and degenerated discs at L4 and 5. My notes went missing and i was finally referred to a neurosurgeon who i seen beginning of march this year. 10 minute consultation and an apology for waiting so long. Anyway had my op late march(referred as urgent). Had an overnight stay in hospital and apart from feeling sore and tired was fine. sent home with exercises to do and a list of dos and donts. Im now into my 5th week of recovery and im in more pain now than i was originally. The leg cramping is agony and im feeling a lot of pain in my left hip. I still have a terrible back pain but my surgeon did explain that this op would not relieve this as its caused by my disc degeneration which he will consider me for spinal fusion in 6month. Does antone know if i will be sent for a follow up appointment to see how my recovery is going or will i have to go back to my GP and ask to be referred. So far i have had no aftercare and would be sitting here clueless if it wasnt for the info giving on this site.
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