I am 13 weeks post surgery (360 fusion L4-5, L5-S1) and have only had a few days of being pain free. With increased effort in walking and PT, I have developed more back pain plus tingling and burning down both legs into my feet.
Saw the neurosurgeon today and he said it's probably inflammation of the sacroiliac joint because of increased load now that the two levels don't move. He said about 50% of patients with my type of fusion develop some sacroiliac pain.
Has anyone else here developed this pain? I'm supposed to just chill out back on lortab which I've been off for weeks now until I get a diagnostic and steroid shot into the joint next week.