I have had the surgery and I am still not better?
Work with your doctor to develop a good pain management program. An excellent example of why you still hurt after the offending disc has been removed may be related to the “couch on the carpet” tale. When you move your couch off of your carpet there remains a little dent in the carpet. You wonder how long it will take until the carpet returns to normal. There are several factors involved such as how heavy was the couch (or the disc) how old is the carpet (or how old you are) and how long was the couch on the carpet ( or how much degeneration in your spine). Unfortunately, sometimes the carpet or the patient never recovers completely. In these cases it is important to focus on the pain management program you and you doctor have developed.
POSSIBLE TREATMENTS INCLUDE:
Physical Therapy & Exercise
TENS & Electrical Stimulation
Acupuncture & Acupressure
Pain Medication (narcotic and non-narcotic)