Keep realistic optimism and hope that your sciatic nerve irritation will quiet with time.
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sensory nerves exiting the spinal cord . . . compressed nerves (compressed by a bulging disc, for example) can become irritated and angry nerves.
A microdiscectomy to decompress the nerve may not always result in immediate nerve pain relief because the nerve efferent pathways remain inflamed and irritated.
It is similar to an overhead electrical line that is downed by a thunderstorm . . . the power line sparking until the power company ceases power to the line.
The nerve endings compressed by your now decompressed disc are likely irritated, with referred pain as the continued symptom. Time, rest, and gentle, gentle stretching (to avoid tissue tethering with healing) are your best friends for the moment. Avoid sitting for long periods. Gentle, short distance walking on flat surfaces.
A repeat MRI would have value, to compare pre- and post-surgery. Residual inflammation, soft tissue tethering due to healing, tissue stranding, residual disc material not removed with the discectomy - these are also possibilities as to your continued pain. A careful reading of a new MRI would provide insight.
- Karen -
Post Edited ((Seashell)) : 2/3/2016 6:03:39 AM (GMT-7)