I'm new to the board .. been surfing it for a while. I am going on 6 weeks since my PLIF.. I have 2 incisions about 2" long on right & left side of spine. Both sides were decompressed & bone replaced with allograft & BMP on both sides & pedicle screws at L5 & S1. My original complaint was on my right side. About 2 weeks after I got home I started having right hip pain,butt pain & the top of my right foot feels like I have a severe sunburn & I have stabbing pain under my big toenail. I had a MRI with contrast yesterday & will follow up with doctor on Feb. 1. I can only walk for about 30 minutes before my hip & butt pain get too painful. My question is ... is this just normal post op pain from back surgery???
I still can't sit in a regular chair... I have to recline on my left side on couch. My right side of back feels "tight & fuller" then left side.. when I touch my right side of back it sends shooting pain all the way to foot. Sorry for the long post...has this happened to any one else???