I had 2 previous discectomy operations, I am currently in severe pain in my lower back?
I am a 31 year old female, I have had 2 previous discectomy operations at L/45 in 2011 and L3/4 in 2014 with a known slight herniation back on L4/5 on my last MRI scan in February. I am currently in severe pain in my lower back with is painful to touch around disc area. I have pain in my buttocks, ankle and underfoot, I get pins and needles and have lost all feeling in my right leg 3 times in the last 2 months. Also my urine is coming out extremely slow. Some advice would be much appreciated
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These symptoms are typically due to the herniated disc.
And for some degree related to your old surgeries that may have formed adhesions over the nerve roots.
A new MRI is important to decide surgical interference..
Before surgery try traction and ultrasound therapy…osteopathy..
Your symptoms are severe but it is advised to get physiotherapy before you think about surgery.
these are signs of failed back syndrome. It means recurrence of symptoms even after a surgically treated disc prolapse. Get a recent MRI done to see whether it is due to the same operated disc or is it a upper level disc.
start physiotherapy, traction,exercises.
You rushed into surgery which was clearly unsuccessful
Try physiotherapy a professional not just any regular
U must stay on NSAIDS and Antihystaminic drugs