I am adding a copy of this post that I put on the "recovering from surgery" forum just in case anyone on here has had this post lumbar surgery pain.
Ok, up until now, I thought that I could deal with this, hoping that it would go away slowly. I am going to contact the doctor today. It has been 12 days since my double fusion and this is the only real pain I am having. The skin continues to hurt/burn? on my butt and very top of the back of my thighs. Sometimes feels like bad sunburn, or may pins and needles. The skin is not hot to touch or red at all. It is temporary nerve damage? I have read on another web site of two people with this and it went away in about a month. Nothing I put on the skin helps at all, and I think that is because it is coming from deep down. Thank you if anyone knows what is causing this. Until this goes away it is nothing but loose flowing clothes for me.