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Pain after 6 weeks surgery

had my surgery November 8- 17

Cage l5 and fusion l5- S1, replaced 2 screws L3-4 still having pain going to my left leg, pain is mostly next to the incision, I presume where is the fusion the pain is. I walk inside and no lifting or bending, twisting . Seen my surgeon on the 18 December took X-rays and said everything seems to be ok and with time will be better and send me home no restrictions and will see me in 3 months. Is it normal to have pain sitting and short walks.

Thank you would like to have advise


Guy Leclerc


  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 3,437


    This seems to be very common. Depending on how long, and how bad, your nerves were compressed before surgery, can have an effect for a while. No one can put a time limit on it, 6 weeks to 6 months, even longer.
    The key is patience and keep walking. I have sciatica in my left hip and runs down my leg and I am limited pretty much to walking indoors. And I do, but I walk and stretch, walk and stretch. If it gets too bad I put an ice pack on my hip.

    Hang in there, it will get better with time.
    Merry Christmas

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