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Tailbone Pain and Leg Cramping after L5, S1 Spinal Fusion
I am a 34 y/o female, who had a L5, S1 Spinal fusion on 3/11/11 (6+ weeks ago). I actually came back to work 18 days post op as I have a desk position. I was diagnosed with a herniated disk, bone spurs and disc degeneration last summer. I went through a series of treatments before I opted for surgery.
Since I have had my surgery, I have had right calf extreme cramping/aching/throbbing. This is confusing to me because my herniation was more to the left, which should have affected the left side more. Also, in the last 2-3 weeks, directly in the middle of my tailbone, I am having pain like I took a very hard fall.
I wear my brace from the time I get dressed in the morning, until I am getting ready to lay down at night.
Has anyone else had these issues or maybe I am just overreacting, since I am still only 6 weeks out from a major surgery. I know it's going to take time for the nerves to heal, but I am just looking for some input.
Thanks in advance!