My surgeon and his nurse keep telling me that the pain is the result of nerve endings that were irritated from all of the scraping to open up the space where they were compressed. I was told that it takes one month for a nerve to regenerate 1/4 of a mm.
I am at two months post surgery, and am hoping that at my next appointment on June 6 that I will be weaned off the brace and begin therapy. That was what I understood the plan to be when I had my last appointment a month ago. I am amazed that you were able
to drive after just two weeks. I was allowed to drive again at 6 weeks, and I do drive short distances. The days I drive though seem to be the ones where the pain gets worse. It's the getting in the car that is difficult. My mother, who is 87, has this
same condition, and they did a decompression on her a few years ago. She got no relief, then ended up having hip replacement surgery last summer. She still has discs that are out of line and suffers terribly. They cannot do surgery on her because of her
age. I think that is what scares me that I will end up like her. Thanks for listening. This has been a painful day, but some days are worse than others. Did you also have spinal decompression or just fusion?
I keep a daily log, and was just reading how one month ago I walked 0.1 of a mile for the first time since my surgery. Now I am walk close to one mile, so I know I'm making progress. Just want the pain and aching to go away and not have to rely on medication