Hello. I had L4-S1 fusion 5 wks ago. Postop I woke up with numb left foot (inner and top). I still have numbness in my left foot, but a few days postop, I started having nerve pain that goes from buttock, down the back of my left leg then to my heel/foot. Another odd symptom to me is that the side of my left buttocks/hip area has been tender to touch since postop.
So far, the good thing is, my preop pain was all middle and right side pain...and seems to have been fixed. This is all new pain with the left. Has anyone experienced similar symptoms? Did is pass with time like my surgeon says it will?