I am now 5 weeks post-op from lumbar spinal fusion of L5-S1. I am still having horrible pain in my legs & back. First getting out of bed, I can hardly stand. I did have nerve damage before surgery, that the surgeon had to repair. He also advised that he had to cut out a whole lot of scar tissue.
Is this continual pain normal? Has anybody experienced similar issues?
I am also running a low-grade fever & the area where the incision was made is very hot, while the rest of my body is cold. However, there is no redness.
Maybe I'm just freaking out, but I'm a little worried about all the pain. I take Lyrica for nerve pain twice daily, oxycontin long term twice daily, oxycontin short term, 4 times daily and also baclofen for spasms.
Just looking for other's experiences.