I have a question for anyone who has had a lumbar fusion. Did you have nerve pain in your legs? also did anyone have numbness and weakness? If so, what was it like and when did it get better and did you do anything to help?
I know, so many questions, but immediately when I awoke in recovery from my multi-level fusion I had severe nerve pain in the tops of my legs, complete numbness and was unable to move my legs at all. This was all new and unexpected.
Things are slowly improving but I have been unable to find many answers and I thought this community would be a valuable source of info. My surgery was June 11--so today is my 2 month mark!
The nerve pain feels like burning acid pouring on your legs or a severe sunburn that is being scraped all the while the legs are numb and so weak that its hard to move them...
Thanks in advance,