Recovery from an emergency disc herniation microscopic operation
I am a 39 year old male, working in formula one.
After an incident at the begining of the season where I got hit in the back by a high pressure airline, which caused lacerations , swelling and bruising. I started to get back ache, which I ignored with pain relief, just thinking that it was muscular pain.
3 months later, whilst in Turkey, still getting pain in my back, whilst working in the garage I collapsed in unbelievable pain. I had a massive disc herniation, I was taken for an MRI scan and operated on for the removal of a herniated disc inbetween L4 and L5
I hospitalised for 5 days then stayed in a hotel for 2 days before being cleared to fly home to the UK.
I have rested for the last week
I find myself walking , with a condition you call 'drop foot' . Are these symptoms temporary? Is there any treatment ?
What sort of recovery time am I going to be looking at ?
Are there going to be any re-occuring problems?
Is the incident at the beginning of the season the cause of the herniation ?
Am I likely to fully recover ?
Would love to here from anybody else that has had the same problems