Your symptoms have changed since surgery or are the same? More intense?
Pain symptoms in the front of the leg are more suggestive of a higher level involvement (L3-4 or L4-5 roots).
Your posture to relieve pain “feeling like i need to roll my pelvis down to “open up” my lower back” flattens the lumbar spine (flexion) and could be indicative of a facet problem or a foraminal narrowing.
Call Slavina, my nurse and send images. I’ll review them.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.