I’m 33 year old female I have a significant double curve Scoliosis 58’ degrees bottom curve and a 44’ top curve. My Scoliosis was diagnosed in my childhood. For years I’ve have chronic neck, back and left hip pain. The past year I’ve had chronic left leg pain with numbness and tingling 24/7 down my leg, foot and toes. Tried PT, brace, shots and chiropractor treatments with no relief. I was advised to take care of the leg pain and continue to monitor my scoliosis which will most likely need a correction surgery at some time down the road.
I’m 2 weeks post-op from a anterior and posterior spinal fusion at L5-S1, for my left leg pain. This is my first surgery and the pain was extremely intense and very hard. I was in the hospital 5 days and now am feeling a lot better both mentally and physically.
My left leg though has been having a heavy/weighted feeling and I’m wondering if anyone has had the same symptoms after surgery also my right foot feels numb as well. Also walking around has still been hard I’ve been having to use a walker and a cane. Recovery has been hard and I’m wondering how else was recovery for somebody else with the same surgery. Just walking around a bit from my room to the bathroom makes me tired and prior to surgery I was in good health. I also didn’t tolerate the pain medication well when I got home it made me sick to my stomach and very dizzy. My Dr said to take 1/2 instead norco and a muscle relaxer as needed with zofran also I have lidocaine patches that have helped with the pain around my incision area (stomach and back). Also daily care like showering I have to use a chair and have been feeling exhausted even after
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.