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8 months post op laminectomy multilevel fusion

lheinzellheinze Posts: 19
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Lower Back Pain
I am almost 8 months post op and i still have alot of left hip pain and lower back pain. shouldn't i feel relief by now? please help


  • Welcome to the Forum!

    It is hard to say as everyone heals differently. Sorry to hear you are still having pain. You have certainly come to the right place. I am a newbie to the site and in just 3 short days have gotten a tremendous amount of support and education. The people truly know what we are going thru.

    We all have had, or still have challenges since being diagnosed or since surgery from what I have been reading.

    Let your doctor know that you are not feeling comfortable that the pain is still there. It is also a good idea to read as much as you can on this site and educate yourself.
    I have been able to take with me a lot of ideas and suggestions I have been reading and have been sent and apply it to the decisions I will make as I walk the road. You should too. Best of luck, Chin up and KEEP THE FAITH!!! If you feel your doctor isn't listening. Get another opinion. I have been told that Napropathic doctors are a great source to a different approach for pain management. However, PM doctors are very educated and a great source in themselves.
  • Hello, I'm treeguy. I am such because I was a tree climber by trade until my accident in 2003. My former boss dropped a treelog on me while I was bent over I woke up in the hospital. After laying on my back for a 1&1/2 years tried therapy, painblocks, & many doctors, workcomp finaly paid for my 1st fusion at L/5--L3 in 2004. I felt much better was able to start a lawn service...(no more treeclimbing) I noticed that every time I bent over I felt like I was splitting apart... I was so the doctor extended my fusion up to L/2 in 2006. I was better as far as bending but now I have NO ENDURANCE. IM facing maybe another fusion. so not to discourage you but its a long road, and now you have more friends. The apostle paul said " when I am weak, then I am powerful" so you have something to give the world you did not know existed in you....it took me 6 years to learn that. something you know now, or something you will yet learn, can help someone or something...its in you. read all you can try not to be a TV junky like I was before. ALL THE BEST TO YOU.
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