OK, I need a little advice. Am nearly 6 weeks postop PLIF with decompression and I was feeling pretty good. Having occasional sciatica symptoms - tingling and burning - alot like before surgery but lower back pain much better. Since I know nerves take a long time to heal, haven't been too worried because my stenosis was very, very bad before surgery.
But now---I hurt my back unintentionally this past weekend having 1st time (traditional position) sex w/my dear husband (pls don't laugh). Since I have all the instrumentation, I think (hope) I just really stirred up muscles that haven't been used. Anway, the day after I really had a flair up of pain in legs, alot like after surgery when I sat too long or overdid it. But I also noticed a very slight feeling of weakness in my leg. I haven't had that symptom before. I can walk fine. It's just a perception, so to speak.
I see my doc in 2 days for a 6 week checkup and will check with him. But I just wondered if this symptom is within the range of normal sciatica flair up or if I've really messed things up! Incidentally, my doc said I could try sex whenever it was comfortable and I thought I was physically ready for it. Guess I wasn't!
Thanks for your responses. Kathy in Atlanta