I had my surgery performed about 3 weeks ago and I am still experiencing some shooting electrical pain through the same left leg that induced the surgery. After reading the boards extensively, I am not sure if I have possibly re herniated or that this is a very natural part of the healing process. I was pain free post op for a couple of days; however was heavily medicated. As soon as I began to somewhat integrate normal life, cut down on the meds, I began feeling the pain increase. I am a catastophizing maniac when it comes to my back after 6 years and the anxiety is definitely getting the better of me with every tingle.
In no way is the pain comparable to the pre op, but it is a 3-4 on the pain scale.
I have Gabapentin that I have not touched since the surgery and have been relying on Vicodin in minimal dosages to help mitigate.
Any advice or shared experiences would be great. Any time I get a sensation I want to call the doctor and get an MRI to make sure it has not re herniated.
What or how is everyone's sleeping position?
Also, any advice on how to get through ten weeks not lifting more than 5 pounds would be great.
First time poster long time reader.
Thank you community.