before my surgery, am having lower back problems on my left side and radiating pain on my right buttocks down to my leg (extreme leg pain). After my l4/l5 lumbar fusion and bilateral decompression, the pain completely went away after the surgery. So far I just complete my 6 week post op, been trying to walk everyday(just like what my NS doctors ordered). The 1st 4 weeks after my surgery, i had back pain and spasms due to the back incision. They went less and less as weeks goes by, the only thing that I start noticing now (started 5 weeks post op), I started to have lower back pain on my right side and radiating to my right thigh and sometime when I walk I felt some tingling sensation on my feet.
I'm not sure what's going on and I would like to check if someone who also had fusion surgery had this type of complication. I still have not discussed this with my NS, if someone out there have experienced this same type of condition, I will really appreciate your comments on this.
btw, due to the lower back pain on my right, am having sleep problems again, I hate to go back and use ambien CR, but looks like that's where am going if these lower back pain continues.