Hi, I am just a bit over 1 year post op Lumbar laminectomy with fusion L3-S1. I thought by now I would be able to talk a decent walk or even clean house but it's a real pain. I do not have the radicular type of pain down my legs but I have terrible painful spams in my back, especially on the right side where I had the bone graft. I'm taking Tyl #3 maybe 3 a day and 2 10 mg Flexoril. Should I be in this much pain?
Some days it feels like I didn;t have the surgery at all. When I rest, the spasm is a whole lot better.. almost gone or tolerable. When I start to do housework, walking at the grocery store, I have to hang on to the cart because of my back pain and spasm. Does this sound familiar to anyone out there. I'm 58 years old. I don't know if that matters . Any help someone can give me would be greatly appreciated. Is this normal?