Hello, As of today, I am 12 days post ALIF. About the 8th day I began to experience stretching/pulling pain in in my thighs, down to my calves. It started mild, and has now worsened. I am able to walk without extreme pain, however standing still feels like the WORST pain ever measured. So much so, I have to hurry to sit or lay down...or walk in place to try to reduce the pain. Even standing to wait for the elevator, or something as simple as standing to make a pb&j sandwich is stressful. I went to the ERat 10 days, my surgeon came in and said he thinks it's because the position I was in during surgery is different from the position my body is in when standing still. (Just wondering why it's only upon standing still, and not while I'm walking) and that the once the swelling in the surgical site and surrounding areas subsides, it should make this go away. He started me on Gabapentin 600mg 3 times a day. I'm praying it works at some point. Has anyone experiences this, did it go away, and do you think that the surgeons thoughts of it are accurate?
Thanks in advance,