I am 26 years old and 3 and a half weeks post a spinal fusion. I have read a lot of forums and I have a question for anyone else who has had this surgery. my back is healing nicely but I am unable to walk or stand for longer than 1 to 2 minutes. I think I have nerve problem but it feels like a charlie horse going from my butt to my hip to my groin. I am still on percoset and I'm trying to wean myself off but the pain is so bad that I cannot stop taking it. I have a very high tolerance for pain but this is beyond bearable. it goes down my leg and makes my hip and top of thigh numb. I thought it was muscle but I can almost trace the line from the top of my butt down to my hip to my thigh about 2 inches wide so I'm assuming this must be nerves. I am going to see my surgeon on March fifth but he is very useless. my family doctor is trying to be nice but just keep telling me to stay on the percocet. I am bedridden and very frustrated. the only thing that I have been reading is that the nerve pain in the hip lasts up to a year ......help me please.
Also my nurse at the rehab center told me that my hip pain is from the bone they took to do the fusion but I have no incision in my hip.... same nurse who told me I had a dozen staples when I went to get them removed found out that I had only stitches. so I'm not sure I should be trusting her.