I had a TLIF 5 weeks ago with 1 level fusion.
After the surgeon got into surgery he found that i had a mild form of spina bifida and that most of what they thought was herniated disk material causing my problems was years of adhesions and scar tissue build up all around the nerves at L5 s1 and L4. It took the Dr 3 extra hours just to eliminate the scar tissue and adhsions. He said my left nerve was very enlarged. I was in the hospital 5 days.
Any i am having worse pain in my left leg and foot that i did pre surgery.I have been taking Dilaudid,tramadol and valium.He gave me a Medrol dospack at 3 weeks and it worked very well for about 4 days.I am about 2 weeks out from taking that and my foot is just getting worse than ever.
My questions are
How long before i can take another Dospak?
And given all the trauma my nerves went through during surgery should i still be having elevated pain at this point?
My backs feels pretty good and my right leg feels much better but i am concerned that the left leg seems to be getting worse.