So here I am 3 months post op of a PLIF of L5-S1 with hardware and was doing so good. This past Monday I started hurting and it escalated to severe pain and barely able to walk by Tues. morning. I don't have any idea what I have done to bring this on. I got in to see my ns this past Fri., and his opinion is that I have some how aggravated the muscles, but even so he did send me to have some blood drawn, and also had x-rays and an MRI. I am so afraid that it is more then just that. :SS I have been having severe muscle spasms and can barely walk due to the pain. So, I just want to know if anyone has experienced anything like this? I was doing real good, and felt really good. I know that it takes up to a year and longer for everything to heal up good, but this has thrown me for such a loop. :O
If it is just muscles being aggravated, then what am I gonna feel like when I go back to work, and actually am doing something? :??