Re: Post surgery L 5 S1 calf and foot pain.
Hi. I'm 10 weeks post double.lumbar fusion. I felt really good at apx week 6 for first time. I was in hospital 10.days, and had in home Therapy 5 days a week for first month. Now I can drive and go.to outpatient Therapy .3 times a week. I pitched my walker weeks ago and use a can. Yes, nerves get very irritated. I have traded back pain for nerve pain in my leg and foot and foot numbness. J have started nerve medication, Gabapentin/ Nuerontin. It is a slow healing process like They said. I am still recovering until at least January of 2013. No working, no house chores. Hang in there. You are very early.
Double tlift fusion L4/L5&L5/S1
July 17, 2012