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What's the difference between immediate nerve pain after surgery and delayed pain.

I had two level lumbar fusion 4 weeks ago. I am suffering from nerve pain in my feet and calves the same as many of you. My nerve pain started on about 14 days after surgery. I have read some people have imediate nerve pain and some experience it later in recovery. My question is what is the difference and does it mean anything one way or the other.

I have searched the post and couldn't find the answer.



  • hvillshhvills Suzhou, ChinaPosts: 732
    For many weeks and even months after a lumbar fusion surgery your nerves are working to recover/heal... and various nerve pains can come and go as the healing process progresses. As long as your doctor is happy with your post surgery progress I wouldn't make anything of it one way or the other. If you are really concerned consult your doctor.
    Harry - 63 year old male...
    PLIF L4-L5-S1 due to disc degeneration... May 23, 2013
    PLIF L5-S1 due to failed fusion and broken screw... Jan 19, 2015
    Microdiscectomy, decompression L3-L4 due to herniated disc... Jan 19, 2015
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