Back TroubleEver Since I had my last baby I've suffered from sciatica pain caused by pinched nerves on my lower back. Two and a half-years ago I had surgery to correct this without any success. So I decided to have it done again. This time my neurosurgeon performed a bigger operation, called a laminectomy, to make more room and to decompress the nerves. Two months later, I'm still in a lot of pain. My left leg and the left side of my lower back hurt most of the time. My doctor says the nerves just take a long time to heal and since they've been compressed for so long, it'll take a while for them to bounce back. In the meantime, I've been trying to walk a lot and I'm staying active. I'm also doing exercises for my back. In the meantime I've been on pretty powerful pain meds, since nerve pain is one of the most annoying pain sensations I've ever experienced.Has anyone else experienced this?
lily7 41-45, F 8 Responses 1 Sep 10, 2007