About 4 weeks ago, I had a 2 level lower lumbar laminectomy for a bulging disk and stenosis. The surgeon claimed that the surgery was a success and that the area he decompressed was free and clear of any impediments. Prior to surgery , I would only get sciatic leg pain when I ran or lifted something the wrong way. Now post surgery, my leg pain is nearly constant. It's a dull crampy, pinching pain that is a 3-4 on a 1-10 scale.
Is this normal? Could it be inflammation, scar tissue, or irritants from the healing process? is it possible the disk pushed out further?
Is it too early to start worrying??
I really need some motivation to stay positive.
Thanks in advance.