I am four months out from a one level fusion at l1 t12. I have all sorts of pains in legs feet and back. The nerve pain is the most bothersome. I also get tired very easily and find that even doing simple chores takes a lot out of me. I also get muscle twitching in my calves especially in the evening. I'm wondering if I still have nerve or cord compression despite the decompression surgrry.
How long does it take for the body to heal and recover from this invasive procedure ? Am I Norma in the things I am experiencing ? I am getting worried but I have also read to be positive and not focus on the pain as the nervous system has to be "re programmed " and develop new links. I'm doing light pt on my own and I walk a little each day or other day.
Knowing all the poor outcome I am surprised so many people elect to have this survey. I wish I was more knowledgeable prior as I would of chosen to just wait it out and not do surgery. Let time and the body naturally heal my pain and bulging disc. Now with hardware in my back , scar tissue and bone graft I just hope my body heals.
And the issue with scar tissue causing pain after surgery should be emphasized by the doctors. It was never brought up by my doctor.
Any insights and advice would be appreciated. I just want some hope that I can still improve from this point