Re: Fusion recovery
Hi -- I am a little over five months post-op. Your returning leg pain is similar to what I experienced. My leg pain totally went away for about six weeks after surgery, then came FLOODING back. It felt worse than before surgery, and I was ready to rip off my legs. Fortunately, I was talked out of doing so. Nowte leg pain is not as bad as when it came back, and I hope that the nerves will continue to heal. My surgeon thinks that my leg pain is unlikely to resolve in the way that was hoped, but I am trying to keep the faith.
I found that I have had lots of muscle pain in the back, much more than before surgery, due to changes in posture and new muscles taking on new roles.
I would ask for an appointment with your surgeon to make sure that everything is okay and that your hardware is where it needs to be. I ended up with a complication from surgery, which I am working on addressing now.