Spinal Fusion L4-L5 6 weeks post op pain
Hi - I had a spondylolithesis grade 2, and a herniated disc pressing into my sciatic nerve, resulting in a fusion using a titanium rod and screws and a laminectomy, 6 weeks ago. I consciously noticed improvement every day, but this last week I have felt stiffness/spasm in my hips and lower back area. I had build up my walking to an hour a day, with great ease, but now feel sore when I walk. I am still in my brace, but was starting to leave my brace off for short trips to the toilet and around my house. I am hoping I have not done something to damage the fusion.
I regard my op as being a success, but I am left with a horrible pulling nerve irritation in my right leg (my good leg) I am told that it will go eventually. I can handle this compared to the unbearable pain I endured before my op. .
I would love to know if anyone has had these symptoms .