I’m 11 days post op, and am, pain wise, having good days and bad days.
However my real annoyance is with my lack of walking progress. In the first 5 days I was slowly building up my distance, until I could almost walk around the block. But for the last five or six days, I’ve had the same recurring issue. Whenever I’m walking and I put my left leg forward to take a step, I feel a small twinge on the left side of my lower back. It almost feels like a bone clicking. It’s not super painful, but I definitely feel it if I try to walk normally. And it gets a little worse as I go, stopping me from adding any real distance.
My herniation was on the left side. And although I’m still having some leg issues that I’m sure are just from nerve decompression, I don’t seem to be showing signs of reherniation. The only other issue is I occasionally get a burning pain in my tailbone.
Has anyone else experienced this? I’m not sure if I’m making a big deal over nothing, or if I should call my surgeon now (we have a follow up in five days).