I recently had a microdiscectomy on L4-L5. Leg pain went away immediately, still had back pain and numbness in leg and foot. 3 months after surgery I fell down the stairs and broke my right midfoot and sprained my left. Went through 4 weeks of physical therapy. 6 months later still have numbness is my leg and foot. And now back pain is back full force.
Has anyone reinjured their back after surgery? Did you have surgery again? What is pain level after the 2nd surgery? Did it go away? They told me I have a 10% chance of re-herniating the same disc. What's next a fusion?
Did physical therapy both pre and post surgery for my back. The pain was so terrible with sciatica I could not physically do the therapy pre-surgery.
Very depressed about it. I am 34 years old and healthy. I have never had any health issues before. I have been in chronic pain for 10 months with my back and feet. It is really wearing on me mentally and physically.
I also have a very physical job and do not know how much more they will support this. Help???