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3 month post-op fusion, pain, CT scan

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My fusion surgery was November 18th 2008 on L4-L5-S1. Pain has returned after 3 months in my tailbone area and left calf. Went to the doctor Feb 19th for check-up and he has ordered me to have a CT scan. Has anyone ever experienced this kind of pain after surgery?? Any idea.
Why do I hurt in my calf and tailbone???????



  • I too had a fusion. Mine was L5/S1 on 7/1/08 through the belly. I was doing great with mine until about the 3 month marker and I was getting the pain in my lower back all the way across from hip to hip. I was told it was sacroilliac area so I had SI joint injection with no success. I also have numbness and pins and needles feeling in my legs that I did not have before surgery. I had a CT Scan and had some minor things show on there but they said it wasn't anything that should be causing the pain that I am still in.

    I beleive that I pushed myself too hard and didn't listen to the restrictions that I was given by doc.

    I hope your's is just a part of the healing process. It does take a fusion up to a year to fuse and your nerves are also healing from the manipulation of being moved around during surgery. This can also take a year to get better. I hope that your CT scan shows up nothing serious and if you are still concerned and in pain you should contact your surgeon asap.
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