Its been 9 weeks since my L5-S1 PLIF fusion and about a week ago I started getting pain again in my hips and lower back area down by S1. It now hurts again to get out of bed. Get in and out of the car, or get up from a sitting position. I hadn't had any pain since about 2 weeks after surgery until now. I was almost weened totally off my pain meds now I'm back to taking 20 mg of oxycodone two times a day and flexeril once or twice. The oxycodone isn't covering the pain, just makes it more managable. I'm thinking about calling my surgeon to ask for some other kind of pain medication.
Has anyone else had this happen to them where they started having pain again in the weeks following the surgery. The pain I'm having now isnt the same pain I had before I had the surgery.