I hit my 5 weeks post op from an L4-L5, S1 disctomy/lamectomy (no fusion). I'm actually doing really good. Been back to work for a while and no problems sitting for extended time or walking etc. The pain is gone completely in my back and legs (I had a herniated disc, bulging disc, DDD and sciaticia). My question though:
Did anyone start to develop restless leg after surgery? I had the tinglying/burning feeling in my toes long before surgery which got attributed to sciaticia however it's not gone away (in fact has gotten worse). I only get this at night when I'm trying to fall asleep. I talked with my surgeon about this yesterday at my checkup appointment and he's not sure why I'm getting this. He thought I should have numbness in my toes during the day because of the nerve damage but I don't.
They put me on a med for seizures and nerve damage but so far no luck. I hate to go back to taking vicodin but that's all that worked.
Has anyone else experienced this?