I had lumbar laminectomy surgery last October to eliminate or reduce severe sciatic pain. The results have been nowhere what I had hoped for! I had some relief for the first 2 months and then seemed to go backward. I went back to my surgeon and he recommneded PT. I have been doing the PT exercises daily since March. The last few weeks I have been experiencing more pain than I had before surgery. Laying down and standing or walking increases the pain. I go to bed at night, fall asleep only to awake 2 -3 hours later with severe leg pain. I never experienced the leg pain while laying down before. The pain starts to build as soon as I lay down in bed. The only thing that seems to help is to lay on the floor on an ice pack with my legs and feet lying on a chair or the couch. I called my surgeons office for an appointment and can not get in until a month from now. My surgery was done by an ortopedic surgeon, should I have gone to a neurologic surgeon instead?
I am getting to the point where I need to get help soon, one can not go on day after day with 3 - 4 hours of sleep each night!