Thank you for the response. I am 2 months post op now and there was a period where I felt no symptoms (a few glorious days!). However, I’ve started to feel mild sciatic symptoms on the opposite (right) side which has been perfectly fine while my left side suffered from sciatica for 5 years!
Looking online, sciatica switching sides seems quite common though I’ve yet to come across an explanation as to why that is.
Summary: I had a microdiscectomy at l5s1 on my left side after suffering from sciatica for 5 years. My right side has been perfectly fine my whole life until 10 days ago when the sciatic symptoms seem to have migrated. Any idea why this is?
(I am getting a new MRI tomorrow and am considering sending to you for your review via your service)