I was wondering if this is all normal for my recovery. I had an instrumented L5/S1 spinal fusion and decompression. He states that i had a compressed left L5 nerve root with the nerve root quite small more so than an average L5 nerve root in an adult (i'm 35) i wonder how or why is this possible???
He preformed an L5/S1 fusion and local bone graft.
My question is on the area of the operation i still feel like i have alot of pressure and down my left leg where the compressed nerve was i had still a feeling that its sore just to my knee and i can feel the pull.
I have kept up my walking but then my hip started to ache just like i have a stitch and if i put a bit of pressure with my hand on it, it relieves it a bit.
I forgot to mention i had this surgery 4 weeks ago and have to see my consultant in another 2 weeks for a check up and x-rays of my knee's.