I am at 4.5 weeks post ALIF and am really suffering from leg pain/aches. I had VERY mild leg pain before the fusion, and I almost wouldn't have called it pain, more like a sensation. SINCE the fusion, it is much worse and has been the main issue in my recovery. My back is doing really well and I feel the difference but it's hard to get excited about it when I have all this going on with my right leg. I often end up in tears in the evening just from the relentless of it. I take 300 Neurontin three times a day and 20mg oxycontin twice a day. I am also taking Tylenol as I think it helps a bit. I do see my OS in 11 days, but when I mentioned it to him on the phone before, he seemed to dismiss it.....?? I'm so scared that I got rid of one problem, but created another.
I know about nerve pain after surgery, but assumed this was for those who had a major sciatica problem PRE surgery and this was the nerve healing.....
Anyway, if anyone developed this POST anterior fusion, could you let me know so i don't feel quite so lost.