I went for a Anterior Discectomy, fusion and Osteotomy on 18 June, and since Sunday my legs are in so much pain I can hardly do the bed exercises the physio gave me. The leg pain is worse than before the op, fortunately I have less lower back pain. Two of my toes on my right foot are numb and from today I'm having pain on the heel of my foot when I walk, it feels like there is something there but there is nothing. According to the physio these are nerve pains which are common and can last up to a few weeks, if it is too intense she said I might be too active and should rest more and not sit for longer than 10-15min 3 x a day.
The Stilpain I got when discharged is not really helping. I have some Lyrica left from before the op which helped for the pains in my leg, it however gave me headaches and I would only use them as a last resort.
I was just wondering if anyone else had/has the same experience and if there are any advise anyone can perhaps give me.