I had a Discectomy 4 weeks ago, L5/S1. I also have DDD. The pain that I had prior to the surgery is gone, however now I am dealing with a new pain. All across my lower back, near surgical site and a little in the upper thighs left and right. The lower back is the worst. I am still taking percocet, soma and a fentanyl 50 patch. It seeems to be getting worse. I went back to work a few hours a day and the chair at work is a killer. I am only sitting for about 20 min. I can't seem to do anything for to long. Walk, stand in one place, sit, etc. OMG!!!! I just want this to be over. Its so frustrating. I have a call into the Nuerosurgeon. I am supposed to go to Costa Rica in two weeks. I am getting really nervous. Originally the pain was only on the left side. Now this new pain is on the left and right.
Is this normal. How long do I need to be dependenant on pain meds. Will this pain go away.