I had a 2 level 360 degree fusion on March 4th, my pain prior to surgery was on the left side also, and after surgery, I began to have right leg pain too! When I called my OSS and asked, he said that when he went in to repair the left side, there was significant right side nerve damage too so he took care of that while he was operating. He said the nerves on the right were so accustomed to being compressed that when he fixed them, they began "jumping for joy"
. Anyway, he said it would get better with time, and it has, thank God!!! The pain I am having now is in both legs and especially my toes, which is a burning pain that the Dr. said is nerve pain. He has started me on Neurontin , and it has helped tremendously! So don't worry, the pain should begin to get better soon. I actually Had my first pain-free day yesterday and it felt wonderful!!! Hope this helps, and if you have more questions just ask, OK?
Myrna and Mary, thank you so much. at least you made me feel better until we go to the doctor on Monday. This board is so helpful.