Hello! I had a discectomy & laminectomy four weeks ago today and aside from some little tweaks I was finally just starting to feel a bit better. I still have a great deal of swelling around my incision which causes quite a bit of discomfort and also causes extra pressure on the nerves, but the nurse I spoke with a nurse on the phone and she isn't worried about any infections because I don't have a temperature and the wound is healing well. my question is why would it be that all of a sudden I am getting tweaks and funny sensations in the opposite leg (the leg that was previously the good one) ? Do you think it could be the swelling? I realize it could be many things but I was just curious if anyone else had experienced this and what their outcome was please.
I just want to say too that my heart goes out to all of you that are also going through any type of back surgery. I can't believe my doctors told me I could have gone back to work in 2 weeks. Get real!