I had an L5-S1 laminectomy and partial discectomy about a week ago after 2 years of periodic bouts of back pain ranging from mild to severe. The surgery went fine according to the surgeon. The only thing I noticed was that the sciatic pain in my right leg was worse post-op than it was before. The surgeon said it's not uncommon but didn't explain why or how long it would last. It's now been a week and it hasn't improved. I notice mostly when trying to roll over in bed. I've read all these stories of people having immediate relief after surgery and I hope I'm not one of the one's where surgery just made it worse. Is it just because everything is still inflammed internally? Am I just being impatient?
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