sciatic nerve pain after ALIF
I am wondering if anyone has had sciatic nerve pain after having ALIF surgery? I had ALIF on dec. 16 and for the last4 days.nights, I have suffered excrutiating pain. I went to the ER 2 different nights. The pain med I take for my surgery does nothing for the sciatic pain. The ER doc gave me a prescrip for flxeril. The hospital <upon my discharge> gave me a prescrip for valium. None of the meds work to reduce this horrible pain. And i am also concerned as to why i am having this sciatic pain now? Before surgery, my right leg tended to be achy some but nothing to this degree. The pain is excrutiating. I am going have blood work and and xray done tomorrow and then see my neurosurgeon. Anybody have any idea's?