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Any help would be appreciated.
I'm A 34-year-old athletic man . I had An L5 S1 discectomy four weeks ago Due to bad sciatica pain. I have been experiencing pain for about four weeks. So after about four weeks of not being able to put my socks on in the morning I decided to opt for surgery. I'm now four weeks on and I'm still in a lot of pain. FYI I had the same procedure done two years ago on the same disc and surgery was pretty much a success.....until now.
4 weeks on im still experiencing a lot of pain in my leg. I returned to work two weeks after the opp. My work involves sitting down quite a lot and although I've done my best to avoid sitting down for long periods sometimes it's unavoidable.
My surgeon does not seem concerned about my ongoing pain and advised that because a fragment of the disk had attached itself to my nerve there may have been some trauma and the nerve needs time to settle down. Although this does make sense to me I can't help feeling the surgery was not a success, I went back to work too early and that I may have to have surgery again.This wasn't like the last time although my leg was not as painful as it is this time.
Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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