I am 3 months after my DDD in the L4/L5 Laminotomy and for the first 2 months I experienced major nerve pain down my right leg... I was prescribed Lyrica. It seemed to work, but I went to a pain specialist and she prescribed oral steroids for a week and boy did that work! No more leg pain and now I can finally get a full night's sleep and wear long pants!
Long story short, the pain in and around the surgical area has come back with sharp pains. I haven't lifted anything and the doctors are just keeping an eye on it. I will be taking an MRI next week and my blood shows normal levels of inflammation. The nurse says to live normally and do not lay in bed. So, that is what i'm doing. I have a trainer and he's been working with me lightly on rebuilding my strength... Slowly.
I have an inversion table and was wondering if that might help things... Has anyone used one at 3 months after surgery? I feel like I might pull something... They thought that I was young and strong enough not to have a fusion, so I'm even more concerned that I might so something to set me back.