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Lower back pain, muscular I think

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Chronic Pain
In August 2006 I had my third posterior lumbar fusion, L3-L4-L5. Since that time I have lower back pain. I don't think its a problem with the surgery but muscular. It hurts everyday, esp. when I get up in the morning, or do some exercise or try to rake leaves or any work for that matter. I work in the yard for maybe 15-30 minutes and it hurts a lot. Even hurts after 15 minutes if walking. Has anyone been experiencing the same of have any ideas as to treatment? Many thanks.
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  • Of course the first question is - have you spoken with your doc about this?

    I'm still pre-surgery. I've started taking 4mg Zanaflex before be and it makes mornings alot more bearable. Its not as strong as Flexeril as muscle relaxants go. Mornings are the worst for me (as I type away at 7am on a Saturday) when I first get out of bed its so painful but even before that I'm sore.

    Anyhow, their may be a better phys therapy type recommendation but this is just my 2 cents.
  • I think you're doing great after all those surgeries. I wish I was able to do yard work. I had 2, last being a TLIF/laminectomy, and I'm damned if I do, and damned if I do :) It hurts to do anything. Even laying in bed typing hurts, but I don't mind. It's entertainment for me and stress relief.
    A lot of people here, including myself, take muscle relaxers to calm the spasms. Mine get worse by driving, walking, and standing. Also sitting is a big problem.
    Just take it easy and try not to overdo things. If it gets worse, call and let the doctor know. Take care.
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