I apologize how long this is in advance!
I had L5-S1 procedure on July 17, 2015 and nerve decompression surgery on July 20th, 2015. Upon waking up from ALIF I had *severe* left leg/foot pain - so bad that I was given an epidural. The ALIF procedure went beautifully, so no issues there, however, the next day they discussed with me that there is a possibility there is bone still pressing on the nerve. So 3 days later I had the decompression surgery.
The lower back pain has improved, however, I am having some really awful pain in my left foot, and sometimes lower left shin. The doctors referred to it as "burning foot" and that it will go away with time. I'm currently taking Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Hydrocodone. I'm getting minimal to no relief. The foot pain is almost unbearable. The top of my foot can have absolutely nothing touching it - no shoes, sandals, not even a sheet. The arch of my foot feels like there are multiple Charlie horses/stabbing pains. Also, husband noticed my foot appears to be a little swollen. It is very weak and hurts to move it - as in it hurts from the pain, but the skin also feels tight. Almost like a sunburn.
Has anyone gone through this?