I am just under 3 weeks out from my TLIF. Prior to my surgery I was having some leg pain in my right leg, but not much. I did mention it to my surgeon and right prior to my surgery he marked an x on my right thigh with a pen where I was having the pain.
Well, now the pain in my right thigh in that area is getting a lot worse. There are several times where I am having what feels like electric shocks, and other times it is just really sore and aching. My surgical and back pain are actually decreasing, but this is getting worse. I know that I am really early out still, but do you think this is worth calling my surgeon's office about? The reason I am somewhat hesitant to call is that my surgeon and PA (who are awesome) are on vacation until around Jan 3. He does have partners there who are covering, but one of them came to see me while I was in the hospital and I thought he was a jerk. Also, I do have a PT appointment tomorrow morning and the PT office is on the same floor as my surgeon so I could mention it to PT tomorrow. Should I call the surgeon's office or just mention it at PT tomorrow? Also, Do you think this is just this nerve healing?
I am just bummed out because I am really trying to decrease my pain meds more and I feel like I could do this with the back, but this leg is holding me back. :SS
I really would appreciate any and all thoughts on this. :SS