I had an ADR on May 14th at L4-L5. For the first week or so, my leg nerve pain was gone other than a new pain/numbness in my left groin area. My left thigh/groin/pubic area has had some severe pain and numbness ever since the surgery. My outer pubic area on the left side is very painful to the touch or if I move my leg a certain way, moving towards the groin crease and into my left thigh, it is more numb than painful. Is this normal post-op? I didn't have any pain and numbness in this area prior to surgery. My right leg pain and nerve sensations that I was experiencing prior to surgery has come back. For the first week or so after surgery the right leg pain/sensations were totally gone and now for the past couple of days they have come back with a vengance. The pain was so severe that my husband took me to the ER yesterday because I thought the pain in my calf might be a blood clot. They did a vascular ultrasound to rule out blood clots and said that it is probably nerve pain and to follow up with my ortho on Tuesday.
My questions are -
Is the pain and numbness in the left pubic, groin, and thigh "normal" or something to be concerned about, will it go away?
Why would the right leg nerve pain and sensations come back just over a week after surgery?
Any feedback would be great. Thanks and hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Weekend!