L4-L5 microlaminectomy post op.
I have had excellent results post-op and feel very fortunate. I was walking 1.4 to 2.5 miles a day pain free, and feeling great. Yesterday while showering I must have bent or twisted to much and had very sudden, excrutiating pain in this area of my back. I was unable to stand straight up. Needless to say, it scared me! It took 1.5 Percocet 10/325 before I could see any relief. I repeated that dose two more times over the course of the day, and a Flexeril before going to bed. This morning I am much better, but still kind of sore. I only walked about 200 yards before turning back. What did I do? Can you be in that much pain and have it go away the next day without having done any permanent damage? I feel like my progress was suddenly cut back by about 10 days.
Of course my surgeon was on vacation when I called, so I am left wondering what happened. Any help would be appreciated. (By the way, I have my first post op check-up with him next Tuesday.)