Hi All - so I've had bad spine problems for the last year... In Jan I had an ACDF on my neck - 2 weeks after that surgery, while walking my lower back suddenly had severe pain. My NS said the lower back pain would prob work itself out within 3 months, IT DIDN'T!
After 3 months of awful low back pain I had an MRI - It showed a bad herniation at L4/L5 with severe nerve root impingement. There was also some disc degeneration, pretty surprising for a healthy 30 yo male. I proceeded to try everything under the sun from chiro, PT, weight loss, swimming, etc.... The pain would come and go and the flair ups would be terrible. The chief complaints I had we're lower back pain on the right side, pain in hip, butt, & numbness in big toe... Last week and into this week the pain was so awful I decided to have a microD - The Doc got me on the schedule for this past Thursday (10/31), as of now a little over 4 days ago.
NOW - The leg & hip pain are mostly gone although some numbness in the big toe... I do also keep getting a sharp pain here and there in the quadricep. I went for a short walk yesterday with wife and son moving very slowly. Right now my legs are moving slowly and not lifting normally. I also have pain still present in lower part of my back (idk if it is incision pain or the same pain I've had). After log rolling from laying down to a seated position, it is difficult to get into the standing position. Also my body leans to the left form the waste up, as it has for the last 9 months, I'm sorta crooked.
Wondering if the difficulty walking, pain in quadricep, & pain in lower back are just due to surgery being less than 4 days ago? Nerve heeling? Lower back heeling? How was everyone their first week post microD? Also, was anyone crooked? How long did it take for your body to straighten out? Curious if my symptoms post op are similar to everyone else's?
Going to walk another 1/2 of a mile tomm with the family...