I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease last June, before that I would visit PT's, chriopractors get acupuncture and workout to see if anything could help my lower back pain.
In March of this year I had a anterior & posterior lunbar fusion with peek cage, rods and screws plus a discetomy. I been having some good days and some not so good days. I notice I can stand and sit for like 20 - 30 mins then I start getting numbness on my left thight just to above my knee. Most of my pain is lower back to the left over the left side of my bottom and down the thigh.
My Dr still hasn't released me to work since I drive alot for work or sit for long periods of time. I still cannot drive at all.
My Dr said the screws and everything else is correctly in place but the pain may be linked to my body getting adjusted to the materials inside of me and there could be some inflammation. My other problem is, I always had allergies but notice it has gotten worst since surgery, does anyone have an allergic reaction to the materials used in surgery? Due to my day to day allergies I was placed on prednisone again since last week. I'm so sick of taking steroids, I took them before surgery due to inflammation in my back and hip and now for allergies. I'm 43 but with all these meds and surgery I'm feeling like 83.