I had a minimally invasive TLIF fusion of L4-S1 on December 3. The past 6 weeks I have been doing PT 3 days a week as prescribed by my surgeon. However, I have been having much more nerve pain than I had prior to the surgery. My right thigh is constantly either numb or burning/tingling. Then my left thigh every so often has tingling/burning but is more constant at night, and I also have nerve issues on and off in my lower legs and feet. It gets worse in the evenings so it has been really hard to get a good nights sleep.
Today my PT agreed that I am not progressing like I should be and I have some kind of nerve root issue. I have my follow-up appointment with my surgeon on Wednesday afternoon, and I have gotten x-rays in preparation for the appointment. My PT is going to talk to my surgeon and give him a heads up on my problems (they are in the same suite and work very closely together). Do you have any advice about what questions to ask my PT? I think I am going to try to push to get an MRI if the x-rays don't show anything.
I just feel like I have done everything in my power to try to improve. I haven't been able to return to work yet, and I am just so sick of being at home. I am just so frustrated right now!!
I would love any advice.