Re: mystery heel pain following 2 level plif fusion
I too am experiencing heel pain. I had a 2-level (L4/L5 S1) fusion done in March 2008 and am recovering from another surgery I had just last week involving removing a large cyst that developed post-op and replacing 2 of my screws.
What's going on with me is a flaring up of the nerves and it sounds like the same with you as well. I've learned from my dr., physical therapist and the very good people on these boards that the nerves take awhile to heal and settle down. I was prescribed Lyrica and then Neurontin for my nerve pain. I had problems with the Lyrica but the Neurontin did help, but it took awhile to get into my system.
Talk to your dr. he/she will probably want to prescribe something to help you with the heel pain. Do you also have pain in your feet/ankle or big toes? I do and it is all related to the nerves.