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New pain

nursedina001nnursedina001 Posts: 235
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have a question.

I had PLIF on Dec 19. Until yesterday I had random pain, but not too bad. Mostly achy type and incisional pain. Yesterday while getting out of bed, i twisted by accident,

Since then I have been experiencing sharp stabbing-type pain the my lumbar area. Is that normal?



  • I remember the panic I felt from new pain, doing things accidentally. I hope it isn't anything. I'd probably call the doc's office just to make sure.

    ( ( HUGS) )

  • Dina,

    In the first month or two after my surgery, whenever I moved the wrong way or overdid things, I would have increased pain lasting anywhere from 1-2 hours to 2-3 days.

    What you have described sounds normal, though it wouldn't hurt to contact your surgeon's office and get their opinion just to make sure.

    I hope you feel better soon.
  • Dina, I had PLIF Nov 18th and I've had several times that I've "moved" wrong and ended up in bed taking extra pain meds. My doc reminded me that the spine isn't the only susceptible part. We have muscles that have been moved around and some of us have an additional incision for the bone graft harvest (worse for me than the original site).

    Don't panic but if you have any real concerns, as I'm fond of saying, you payin' de doc so give him a call!!!! Always better safe than sorry. Kathy in Atlanta
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