Hello and thank you for reading my post.
I have DDD at the L4/L5 level, been having this issue for 15 years. The pain was finally great enough to get it fixed. After a discussion with the NS we've decided to just do the fusion due to my body forming major scar tissue.
Right after surgery I was having discomfort in the upper butt area, but I thought this was due to the nurses not allowing me to lay on my side while in the hospital. Day 5 I called the nurse due to the pain, was taking 2 Percocet every 4 hours with little relief, plus a muscle relaxer. The doctor gave me a steroid dose pack and cut my pain meds to 1 every 4 hours. Had relief the next morning but has came back with vengeance.
My hips/butt on both sides are so tight it hurts to sit, walk, sleep, etc. I'm not having pain shooting down either leg. I did have pain in the right hip joint last night which I assumed was the ligament. For a few nights now I've been crying myself to sleep. :''(
I'm just not sure if this is normal so close to surgery. If you had similar issues what relief did you have?
I do have a call into the NS and hoping he'll react on this quickly.