Dr., your answer below actually gives me some hope. First 2-3 weeks after surgery my pain was present, but low compared to pre-op (about a 3 vs. 10). Week 4 was excellent. Only at the start of week 5 — one day after an intense gym day — did I get the symptoms I now have. During that session I stretched a lot more than I had up to that point. I had also been stretching daily for a while to that point. I realize this could be a reherniation, but is it at all possible that I stretched way too much and damaged my healing nerve? It’s been 11 days and the pain isn’t getting worse. Just not getting much better without meds. Or should the pain have subsided in a few days, as you mentioned earlier. Thank you so much for the service you do here. It is very helpful and helps bring peace of mind.
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