I had a microdisectomy on my l5/s1 three weeks ago, after 9 months of being unable to walk due to sciatic pain in my left leg, along the back of it.
My surgery went well.
I woke up with NO pain. NONE.
I cried from relief, once the nausea from anesthesia wore off, which took almost a full day for me.
On day three, I had some leg pain again. It subsided the next day. I've had very minor back pain near the surgery site, and some hip pain, and some minor pain on the outer left thigh.
I started new physio exercises on Friday, and since then, the pain has been getting worse day by day. It hit the original pain spot today. I want to not panic, but it's very difficult.
Is this from working the muscle in new ways since the surgery? I have been walking daily since day 2
Will it subside?
I don't get to see my surgeon for another 4 weeks, and with COVID, that might be cancelled too.