I had a bilateral laminectomy at l5 three days ago. I appreciate this is a fairly short time...
My surgeon was really blasé after surgery, telling me just to carry on as normal, no restrictions. As long as I could do something, do it.
For the first couple of days it was great; no nerve pain, just pain around the incision and radiating a little around it. But after getting home 24 post op I have had sciatic pain to various extents and it is just getting worse. I'm writing this at 4am as I woke in agony after 2hrs sleep.
I have seen loads of posts saying things take a while to settle down, but is this level of pain normal? Right now I'd say I'm 9+ on the pain scale? I know it can take a while to recover, but should it be getting worse at this stage?
Any comments would really be appreciated as I think I'm going mad!