I had a 2 level ALIF last March. After the 4 month mark I was doing much better with energy returning etc. I had almost forgotten I had it done my pain was gone and I was doing great.
In mid December we had a bitter cold snap and I have not been right since. I have lumbar pain again and often get the old horrible ache in my legs. It worries me but it seems to correspond with the weather. My level directly above looked perfect, no degeneration at all, when I had surgery. I can't imagine it is stressed already. I know that this can happen as time goes on but it was healthy so I don't think this is the problem.
I am having cervical issues as well. Slight bulges and am in PT. Between both areas I feel like my entire spine is a huge painful mess.
Does anyone else have these problems related to weather? Any experience appreciated! Thanks!