hi all, not sure if I am posting this on the right board, please re-direct me if you think another may be better.
I had a TLIF on 5/17 for L4-5. I still have pain and numbness but I have developed a new pain.
I have burning and stinging from my low back thru my buttocks (not all the way across, mostly in the center) running between my legs toward the front. It gets much worse sitting or standing too long. the pain does go away at times with ice packs and my meds.
I had my first re visit with the nurse practitioner post op and told her about the symptom. She said it was most likely because of the surgery and having things been "moved around" so much. I was told like most of the nerve damage it would just take time to heal and that I shouldn't worry.
Today the pain is really severe and I have called to doc's office to update. Haven't heard back yet, but wanted to ask all of you if anyone has had similar symptoms and their thoughts.