I had two blown out discs at L4 and L5, which caused sciatica pain. I hurt real bad down my left leg. I hurt worse after getting up in the morning.It felt like a pulled hamstring.
It would feel better in the day and i had better movement.I worked up until a few days before my ALIF 360 surgery.It's been 8 weeks since surgery and I'm in constant pain. I still have the sciatica.I hurt in my left buttock,down my left leg. I have to take Percocet 10 four or five times within 24 hours.My doctor says the MRI looked normal. I cried and said I'm not normal.I hurt all the time. He said the pain could be from inflamed nerve endings after surgery. He went out and came back and said he might have seen a small sliver off of bone where they put the screws.He said even a tiny sliver could cause tremendous pain. He's going to set me up to have an epidural steroid injection. I hope it gives me relief. He then wants me to have PT 3 times a week (range of motion)I'm on short term disability from work.I have a factory job that is very physical.I'm scared I'm not going to get straightened out and be able to return to work. I can relate to you people.I've never chatted before or posted anything until this.I came across this sight trying to see if anybody was like me and in worse pain than before surgery.