Re: 6 weeks post Lumbar Laminotomy=weird sypmtoms?
Well...first of all, I cannot believe you are walking so far. Why are you doing so much exercise, particularly when something is hurting?? I really feel that you are pushing your luck to the extreme....
I know exactly what you are talking about with the hip thing, but I cannot tell you what is causing it in your case. For the first year after my three-level fusion, I would have this problem when I was walking a lot. Now I get it from time to time...and it is a result of the pelvis rotating due to a slip in the sacroiliac joint on one side. In my case, it affects the whole side, causing there to be a discrepancy in the length of my legs, causing the psoas muscle to get hung up and when I walk, it hurts in the hip area. Sometimes when it happens, there is almost a snapping feeling for a second, and a popping noise...but now I know it means that things have shifted and I need to reset my SI joint.
My concerns for you all along have been regarding stability. I know you had laminotomies rather than laminectomies, but they also worked on the facet joints, so I worry about too much removal of bone leaving you in a position to develop instability. That's one reason why I am concerned that you are exercising too much too soon, before your body has had a chance for the fascia, muscles and ligaments to adjust to the results of your surgery.