I had my TLIF on March 1st at my L4-5. When I woke up I noticed right away that I was numb down my right side and around my hip. The feeling starts right below my ribs. The best way I can describe it is the feeling you get when your foot falls asleep and then the pain you get when you touch it or step on it.
I brought up this pain at the hospital and was told to not worry about it but they couldn't give me an explanation. I asked at my post-op and was told the same thing (this was with my PA, not my surgeon).This last week I brought it up at PT and was told it couldn't be from surgery.
It is very bothersome and I am getting frustrated that I can't get any answers. Has anyone else had anything similar? Any suggestions on getting better answers? I am scared that it could be permanent because it isn't getting any better.