I am now 8+ weeks out from laminectomy with pedicle screw instrumentation and fusion at L5 - S1. Not sure why, but my surgeon chose to do both anterior and posterior approach.
My question relates to the timeline for the nerves to heal. I still have considerable pain down both legs and into my feet.
Each day I wake up with some relief but after normal activity around the house and maybe 30 minutes of walking at the gym, the pain is back in full force. I feel great otherwise!
What can I expect going forward? Is it normal to take this long for improvement. My surgeon says don't worry, that it sometimes takes months !