Had surgery in April, I might be going backwards
Hello - this is my second post here. I was injured in August 2004 and after years of conservative pain management treatments I finally decided that enough was enough and had surgery. Both L4/L5 and L5/S1 were herniated so we opted for a L5/S1 fusion and a L4/L5 disc replacement - hopefully sparing L3. I've been doing well with PT (even though fighting with the insurance company has been a pain!) and pain management until literally last night. I finished the percocet last monday and my physiatrist started me on Lyrica and I'm also on gabapentin and tylenol. I can't have any anti inflammatories until the six month mark, according to the surgeon.
Well starting last night, the pain has intensified down my right leg. This morning it feels like pins and needles and my foot is cool. The pain in my back is also intensified and I really feel the disc/brackets when I walk around. The last time I saw the surgeon (mid August0, he said that the pro disc had shifted a little but he said that we'd "keep an eye on it". I know that I have to call him tomorrow first thing and I guess that I'm really just venting but I am worried now. I'm sure others have gone through something like this? Thanks.