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post stenosis surgery /lower back muscle spasms

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,662
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Chronic Pain

I had a L4-5 Fusion, as well as laminectomy in L2-3 in November 2008.
Since that time, I have had chronic muscle (Glutial) spasms, beneath the incision, on the top of each side of my butt.
I have tried P/T, Message, muscle relaxants, and Acupunture; and nothing has helped.

Has anyone else had this problem? Please get back to me.



  • Welcome to the forum my dear. I'm sorry you are suffering so much! I had that problem but it went away by itself, thank goodness! As you already know each person heals different ways and time periods. Evercising did a world of good for me but not for others as I've been reading in this forum. I guess this is a question only your doctor can answer. I will keep you in my prayers and have a pain free day, God bless!!

    Evelyn :H
    Had PLIF in 2008 and a Laminectomy. One level fusion, L4-L5.
  • For me stretching is better than a massage for spasms. Thats a tough area to stretch, the best would probably be to bring your knee to your chest while lying on the floor. Or try different stretchs until you feel the muscles bothring you being stretched. As far as medications have you tried valium or Flexeril, those are the two that have helped me.
  • Major butt spasms either side of my sacrum, eight days after a four-level fusion. I've stretched, walked, and done everything I can think of until I'm exhausted. Ow ow ow!
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