Hi all, If anyone has thoughts or input on this it would be greatly appreciated.
L5S1 MicroD sept 6th. Woke with NO leg pain.
1st 2 weeks normal surgery pain, no biggie. 2nd 2 weeks, returned to work & started PT. A little tough, but still no leg pain. Until I tweaked my back, tightening a vice. Light leg pain returned. Got better over next 2 weeks. Then I think I pushed too hard. Went swimming in gym pool, pretty light but maybe still too much. Next day definetley went too hard at PT. Leg pain returns next day, not bad, but there which is very upsetting. Seemed to get better each day, pain moved around alot. This past saturday went to a party, and found myself leaning against things when standing. Just like old times, very depressing. None of this pain is nearly as bad as pre-surgery.
So anyways, saw surgeon yesterday. Gave him the whole story. He said " I think it will go away, Im gonna write you a prescription for Nuerontin, it should help. Come back in 2 weeks" Well thanks doc, thats all good & well, But WHY? This doc has usually spent a good amount of time explaining things to me, but not this visit. So Im taking the neurontin.
Any responses to the post-surgery pain or anything about neurontin would be great. I researched the drug & got alot of info, but that's not the same as peoples stories.
L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!