I haven't had a micro-discectomy - but it looks like it may be one of the options I have for a disc problem that is causing me immense pain and prevents me walking - let alone running. I desperately want to be back to normal and running as I have done for the past 40 years. So I would also be interested in hearing from runners who have had both successful and unsuccessful micro-discectomy's so I can see if it is the right way to go - although I see no other at present.Anybody have luck with micro-discectomy? I didn't. Ran a Marathon last year, since then, my sciatic nerve started giving me issues after just a few miles. Just a few months after my marathon. Went to PT with no success, then i had an MRI and noticed the nerve touching my disc. Tried an injection as my last effort to fix this thing, didn't help much then, finally decided to get micro-discectomy surgery. It didn't go well. My disc was worse then ever after the surgery, pushing in the nerve even more. Was recommended a second surgery as they would cut off more of my disc. Now, i'm better than after the first surgery but that first surgery did a number to me. It made my foot cold and weak all the time (nerve compression/scar tissue). I'm into 2 months after my surgery and i just am not ready to run yet and i'm real worried i will never run again. Currently, just happy i can walk with minimal pain. Praying that i will be able to run someday.
Anybody experience something like this? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
I have a postero lateral disc protusion