My wife had back fusion surgery roughly 12 weeks and has been suffering from swelling and extreme pain in both of her legs since two days after the surgery. We have talked to the surgeon who performed the surgery and says that it may be Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Causalgia). It is a very rare syndrome but after doing research on the symptoms it does match my wife's.
Does anyone know about this disease? It doesn't make total sense that back fusion surgery would cause this in her legs. Does it? I am very concerned and was wondering if someone could help me.