I am 35 years old. 5 weeks ago I have received a laminectomy at L4/L5 and also a bulging disk has been removed (incision of the disk + cleaning it out). Procedure was through the back with a tube (i.e. microscopic).
I am now 5 weeks post op. I still have considerable pain and especially in the back of my legs (calves and back of my upper legs). Since a few days I now also have some pain in my lower back.
Walking goes pretty okay, but standing still it hurts quite a lot in my legs. Lying on the bed gives zero pain.
How long can I expect to still have pain? And is it normal I keep having pain at the back of my legs?
Surgical site is still a bit swollen by the way.