one week post surgery for bilateral discectomy on L5/S1 ( having a slow hard recovery, but getting better every day on 15mg oxycontin, 10mg oxynorm every 2-3 hours, 1000mg paracetamol 4x daily, 5mg diazipam 3x daily and 20mg fluoxitine!~)My physio gave me exersizes to do lying on my back with my knees bent, but the second I relax(without tilting my pevis upward) into that position I get what feels like nerve pain (which I had from the first timeI tried it after surgey) in my left buttock and calf and now has started in the same position on the right side.Im beginning to have my legs ache all over.
For the first 3 days after surgery I couldnt turn over or walk or sit or stand because of extreme pain and I still cant sit for more than a few minutes.
The surgeon said he went in both sides to avoid the nerves and there was no complications, and says that it cant be nerve pain, but it certainly feels like it.Has anyone else experienced this?,one more thing, I had very little(close to none) lower leg pain before the surgery.
many thanks fellow spineys! xxxx