I know that several of us, including myself have been dealing with post surgical nerve pain. Mine has been in my right thigh and has been really bad, even effecting my sleep. (I only slept 2 hours at a time last night.)
I had an appt today with my surgeon's partner (since my surgeon was on vacation) to get my stiches out so I was able to bring up ny nerve pain issue. After reviewing my incision, reflexes, etc. they believed it was not an infection or a new hernication of a disk above the surgery. But it was normal nerve irritation from the surgery. Unfortunately, it may not go away for a while. So, in order to deal with it they are taking me off of neurotin, and switching me to Lyrica for the nerve pain. I am really hopeful that this will help the pain. Plus, it just feels good to know that what I am experiencing is normal (even if it is painful).
I hope this information helps some of the rest of you who are experiencing post surgical nerve pain. >:D< Let me know if you have any questions.