Hi everyone, I'm 2 months post microdiscectomy on my l4-l5. The doctor said he removed about 80 to 90% of my disc. My doctor has me off work with a lot of restrictions until May 20. No bending, twisting, lifting. No sitting, and no exercises other than lite walking. Things were going ok... but then I started having relentless muscle spasms everyday all the time about 3 weeks post op. About 3 weeks ago I started getting very stiff in the night while sleeping. My back would loosen up during the day after some walking and heat and ice treatment. Then a week later ( 2 weeks ago) and since I have been awoken every night due to excruciating pain piercing through my low extremities and stiffness so bad i feel paralyzed. I literally am unable to move for about 5 to 10 mins. As soon as I am able to bend my legs the pain starts to subside but it is such a painful act. The stiffness then lasts until I walk it off and apply heat/ice.
I have also started having pain in my rear and thighs, numbness in my toes and sometimes feel as though my leg is wet but it's not...? Which is new to me.
Advice anyone? Has anyone heard of it had issues like this? My recovery was so awful I truly hope I don't need another surgery.
I have been trying to reach my doctor with no luck, had anyone heard anything like this?