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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I hope someone can help me!! I had lumbar surgery (L-4,L-5,S-1) fusion on feb 13 2008. It has been a year and still in pain. doc says i will have pain the rest of my life! Is this true? I fell worse now then before my surgery!!! Is their any alternative pain relief or am I going to be in pain the rest of my life.


  • A few questions. Is the pain the same or different than it was before? Is it muscle pain or do you feel it in the joints? Why does surgeon suspect this is the way it will be forever? What did he tell you BEFORE the surgery?
    If it is muscle-related pain, then you can do a lot to help that, but if it is still in the joints, then maybe not. Do you have other medical issues that could impact this?
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