My flexible spinal fusion to L4/L5 and S1 was a year ago today. Although i am doing well i still have some dicomfort especially on left side of lower back. This was exactly where most of the pain was before my opp. lying on back or on my left hand side is really uncomfortable. I also cant find a comfortable position to have intercourse with my husband.
I also find it difficult to steer a full shopping trolley as this hurts my back, or to walk for long periods eg clothes shopping, this is all very frustrating.
My consultant said the sharp pain is caused by scar tissue on top of the screw heads, he said there is nothing he can do for this. Has anyone else had this problem, or any advise to give me. On a positive note i am still glad i had the opperation, as before i was in so much agony and could hardly move, when i came to from the opp the blinding pain had gone, i just had post op soreness which was not nearly as bad.