I'm 10 days post op from a mininimully invasive fusion (posterior, L4/L5). About 2 days ago, I began getting mild pain in my right buttock. It's gotten progressively worse and now shoots down my leg. Called dr. Office and was told this is normal & should resolve. But why is it getting worse? My post op follow up isn't until 7/17, when they'll check to see if he graft is taking. Otherwise. I only have a small amount of incisional pain. Anyone experience this?
37-HS Science Teacher, Mother of 2 (8 and 11)
L4/L5 Disc compression with spondylosis and severe arthritis in both discs
PLIF on 6/11/13 (minimally invasive technique)