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Dr. Corenman,

Thank you for your quick reply. Your website has been a wonderful source of information for me this past year!

I have one more question for you. I am now 8 weeks post-op from my revision l4/l5 microdiscectomy. Overall I am still a lot better than I was before surgery. I still have nerve pain in my left calf and buttock as well as some lower back pain, but it’s minimal compared to before surgery. How long does the nerve root take to heal with a revision surgery that occurred within 9 months from the prior surgery? Should I expect this residual nerve pain to stick around longer since its a revision? I started feeling really good about 12 weeks after my first surgery.