I am 14 days post op PLIF L5, S1 and I am doing pretty good except for getting a sensation and sometimes minor pain down my right leg when I get up from a sitting position. It lasts for just a few seconds and if I just stand there and shake my leg it will go away. But, I still have a sensation down my right leg that is continuous.... Is this still inflammation from the surgery? Will it go away? My doctor reassured me that everything was cleaned up around the nerve and the xray shows that the screws and bracket are in place and the doctor said I may have nerve irritation for a couple of months.
For those who have been through a one level PLIF L5, S1 fusion, did you have this nerve pain and did it go away eventually? I had nerve pain before the surgery and I could barely walk after getting up from a sitting position and according to the MRI, my disc was bulging and pressing against my nerve causing the leg pain. Does it make sense that I would still have this nerve pain/sensation (not at all as painful as before surgery) still after surgery even if there is nothing pressing against the nerve?