Hi, wanted to ask if anyone here deals with back/sciatica leg pain?? I had a discectomy May 5th just two months ago, due to protruding disc at L4/L5 that was pressing on the sciatic nerve. I'm doing alot better as far as no more muscle spasams, but the leg pain is increasing again. sharp shooting, burning and pins and needle feelings. I had a MRI a couple of weeks ago, and the neuro surgeon said the only thing she could see was a small pocket of fluid and a little scar tissue but couldn't see anything compressing the nerve. Leaves me puzzled then why do I still deal with leg pain, same side as before surgery. I thought things would get better, well there not quite as bad so I guess I'll just have to deal with it.
I'm doing all the exercises that the PT gave me, I also had a steroid shot last week, but haven't seen a big difference. I'll probably always have back problems, so just trying to deal with it the best I can, I know it could be alot worse.