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Foot pain

This post may not be in the best area so I apologize for that. I had an anterior/posterior back fusion of l5/S1 and a disc repair of L4. The surgery was May 13, 2013. The pain from the surgery was minimal. The leg pain (both legs was extreme. The surgeon explained that this was nerve pain from stretching the nerves. (I had a previous failed back surgery).For the most part the leg pain is better but the remaining pain in both feel is horrible. It has been approx. 2 1/2 months. My feet feel like I'm walking on sharp stones. Then if I move my feet quickly I get an extreme pain like a severe electric current up my foot. I can stand for only a short time, walking is better, but still very painful.

Has anyone else experience this foot pain ? Did it get better? Any treatment? If it got better, how long before it improved?

Thanks for any help.


  • AllMetalAAllMetal Posts: 1,189
    edited 07/28/2013 - 5:23 PM
    Sorry you are struggling postop. I think so much of this does sound like nerve pain and nerves take a long time to heal. Have you discussed all of this with your surgeon? If not, take the time to call the surgical nurse and run all your symptoms by him/her. They do make nerve medication that can help take away some (not all usually) of the pain from nerve damage while you heal. Try not to give up and try to stay positive. I know 2.5 miles feels like a long time, but it isn't when it comes to nerves. Best of luck.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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