I had decompression surgery 2 days ago on L 4 on the left and L5 on the right. No fusion. I did well the first day and a half then the pain started becoming more and more acute. Severe shooting pains down the backs of my legs on movement, standing and walking. Just aching when lying down or reclining quietly. Unable to move around by myself now at all. I did call my surgeon who ordered a steroid pack for me. So I started that this afternoon.
My question to you all is this...has anyone else experienced this? This pain is far worse than the pain I had pre op and the pain meds don't even touch it.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts,
Spinal stenosis, central & foraminal
1/13/14 decompression surgery bilaterally @LL4