Have any of you had this experience and is it part of recovery from surgery or does it indicate a problem?
This has happened 3 times. When I am on my feet for 1 hour
15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, (like shopping where it is not
a steady pace (it has stops) and is slow) I get an excruciating stabbing pain in my left thigh. I can not put weight on it and I automatically cry out and tears roll down my cheeks. I was in a store today when this happened.
My thigh continues to be very sore hours after the severe pain. It is in one specific spot and the soreness radiates
only a few inches. It is much like the pain before surgery
except that was from hip to ankle.
The surgery was on 12-3-09. MI TLIF on L5-S1. The nerve
root was compressed for a year. Dx: Spondylolisthesis.
My spine was curled like the letter J.
Before last MD appointment, I had some sciatic on sides
of legs. Surgeon was not concerned and said I would experience different sensations as nerves "woke up" and I healed". I have my next appointment in 2 wks.
Does this pain seem normal or more indicate a problem. L4
did have issues but surgeon decided to leave it alone because he believed my pain was from L5. I am so concerned
that I may need surgery again!
Any and all input is appreciated!!! Thanks