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I've recently (5 months ago) had a microdiscectomy and was

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I've recently (5 months ago) had a microdiscectomy and was recovering from that. I was also doing exercises given by physio regularly. For about two weeks my lower back started aching and finally went into spasm 5 days ago. The spasm has mainly relieved, although not completely, but I now have pain shooting into buttock, close to spine. I understand that this may be due to disc herniating again but how do I treat it and will it end without surgery?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

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I would not try to treat this at home on your own.

The best thing to do is see your back surgeon ASAP for a complete exam. The only way to know if you will need surgery again, or if this can be treated medically, is to have another evaluation.

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