I had lumbar spinal surgery 9/23/08 going thru the front and the back. I had Thorax spine fusion with screws and plates placed in my back. The incision was re opened 10/10/08 thank goodness no infection but had 3 JP tubes to drain excess fluid. As of today only one drainage tube remains and still have some staples.
Have been doing physicl therapy for 3 weeks. Now I am experiencing alot of tightness around the front incision site and raidating around. I need to talk with someone about how long this pain will last. I have been taking my pain pills and they do not take care of the tightness. Will I ever be able to relax again?