I am seven weeks to the day post op from a L5-S1 microd. At week four my post op leg pain subsided considerably and and week five it subsided some more (I even posted my improvement here!). Now, at week 7, I have what I think are inflammation problems. I started PT this week and my therapist thinks not only is there inflammation around the L5-S1 disc but there is also inflammation around the L3 disc (which is my only healthy disc!) because I have a burning sensation in my lower thigh and around my knee cap.
My question is: is it normal to have problems with inflammation this late after surgery? The burning and tightness in my leg gets worse as the day goes on and by the evening it is pretty unbearable.
I'm trying my hardest to be patient to let my body heal itself but this is really testing me!