So I'm officially 13 days post op and unfortunately I'm still having quite a bit of nerve and muscle pain. I'm starting to get really discouraged as with all 3 of my lumbar surgeries I woke in recovery pain free. What's also disconcerting is that it seems to be the same pain I had pre op. So either we didn't get the pain generator or my nerve damage is permanent.
Anyone else post op have pain that eventually went away or did it stay permanently?
My post op appt isn't until the 9th but I did do a round of oral steroids starting 1 day post op due to the remaining pain with no relief. I'm searching for some hope right now...
March 2002 L4-5 open d/s
July 2012 L4-5 micro d/s
November 2013 L4-5 micro d/s
December 2013 C6-7 ADR