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    Old 02-02-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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    Leg pain after lumbar fusion

    I had a lumbar fusion at my L4-S1, almost 5 weeks ago. Everything was great for 2.5 weeks. I left the hospital after two days, was walking 1-1.5 miles a day after a week, wasn't taking any pain medicine 3 days post op. On the third week post op my sister had a baby, I was in a car, at the hospital, sitting up for 1-2 hours at a time, holding the baby, helping change her...I did this for nearly the whole third week. Going into the fourth week I started feeling my old sciatic pain in my right leg return. It's a little above my knee , behind my knee, and into my calf and ankle.

    Do you think I simply over did it and now things are inflamed? Is it normal to feel the same nerve pain I had before surgery? I see my doctor in a week and will talk to him then. At my two week appt he did an X-ray and said things look great. I'm just nervous this sciatica won't go away.

    Thanks for your input and help!

     
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    Old 02-02-2016, 06:42 PM   #2
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    Re: Leg pain after lumbar fusion

    I responded to your other post. Did you see it?

     
    Old 02-02-2016, 07:09 PM   #3
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    Re: Leg pain after lumbar fusion

    teteri66 yes, I saw your reply. Thank you!! I was just posted it again to see if others would answer. I appreciate your response, and hope the pain improves with rest!

     
    Old 02-03-2016, 04:56 AM   #4
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    Re: Leg pain after lumbar fusion

    I'm two years post fusion and there's not a second I don't have butt, leg and foot pain. I've had 10 MRIs and 2 cat scans. Apparently they have no idea why I'm having this pain. Most days I can't put any weight on my left heel
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