I was wondering if this had happened to anyone. I had a laminectomy/discectomy at L4-L5 2 weeks ago today. Immediately after the surgery I felt amazing. The nerve pain I felt before the surgery was completely gone, and I couldn't be more happy. I was discharged from the hospital the next day, and spent most of the next week in bed, aside from small walks.
One week and one day after the surgery, I was feeling even better, and did some very light yard work (no bending, simply picking up dog poop with a poop scooper). I felt fine. I went for a rest, and when I got up, my back started feeling tender. I knew it wasn't nerve pain so I wasn't worried about re-herniation. I told myself it's probably because these muscles/ligaments pretty much hadn't moved in almost a year, and they are going to be very vulnerable as I begin to regain my normal range of movement.
The issue I have right now is that one more week has passed since that and it feels like the strain seems to be getting worse and worse. It still feels like a ligament/muscle thing. It doesn't travel down my leg, it's not at all in the same area as where my hernia was, and the worse is a spasm in my back just above my hip that will bring me to my knees at times. Every time I try to get up, lie down, or simply move around in bed, I seem to re-injure myself and make it worse.
Has anyone gone through something similar during recovery?