Hi, I've suffered with lower back pain for a number of years, and 2 months ago I opted for a Discectomy for a disc showing a bulge.
Whilst I experience stiffness in my back, the main issue is in fact the pressure on the sciatic nerve down my left leg, causing numbness and pain. It's usually fine sitting down, it's mainly brought on by walking or standing for a few minutes.
Post op, I've been building up to walking, driving etc and have recently started Physio , mainly working with a back block.
However 2 months down the line, I've very little relief from my pre op symptoms. im worrying that the surgery hasn't worked, and don't know whether I'm being impatient or that's the reality.
Has anyone had similar experiences? Or frustrations or have any advice? I'm so fed up with being so immobile, and with a 1 year old daughter this isn't something I can continue with!!!