I had a two level fusion surgery (L4-S1) on 1/8/16. I've been diligently following doc's orders as far as the physical exercise I'm permitted to be doing at this stage (read: walking! ). Since late Sun night/ Mon morning, I have been experiencing absolutely excruciating pain which radiates from my left buttock down to the left foot. It is worse than what I was going through prior to the surgery! Even though I am on quite the post-op regimen of pain meds including valium for spasms, these medications are barely touching the pain, and I am back to the pre-surgery status of pain waking me up throughout the night. Is this simply a normal aspect of the recovery process? Trying not to be a wimp or unnecessarily worried about this, but WOW. .that pain is beyond eye-opening!
Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
Firm believer in PMA!