Hi all....A little hx I had a Disc Herniation/bulge at the L5/S1 diagnosed in 2011. Had a microdisectomy done in Nov 2011 which helped for about a year and then the lower back and right leg pain came back. Had another MRI and showed the disc still slightly herniated with disc degeneration...Long story short had another surg this past Dec 2014 (spinal fusion at the L5/S1
Things went great and felt great after the initial healing...Now I am 4 months post op and back to work...All the sudden after going back to work PAIN again....it is sooo frustrating. I get pain in the buttocks when sitting too long or in my car, the drive to work and back kills me. I have the pain starting at my hip and goes through the buttock and into my thigh and then down in my calf and foot. It is not sciatic pain.... I am thinking this pain is being caused by the Piriformis muscle pressing on the sciatic nerve....Anyone else have issues with this post fusion surgery???