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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi I am new and have never spoken on this forum-I just want to know if after no pain in my back then fusion surgery L4-5 for stenosis and now I have pain everyday-Is this normal??
Thanks in advance...Tootsie


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    If what I am reading is correct and that you are pain free after your surgery.... Great for you... That is so good..
    Keep that up..
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  • Hi Tootsie,

    I had L4/5 fusion 10 months ago. I too have 24/7 low back pain that I didn't have before fusion. The instability, spasms, leg pains, incontinence, and inability to walk 2 feet are gone. I'm told by my neurosurgeon that I will always have back pain. Its been very hard to accept, but then I remember how I was before surgery. I have to learn now to live with it.

    Please know you are not alone! If you need more help, I'll gladly try to help.

  • If I understand the wording, You were not experiencing every day pain before your fusion? L4-5? Now you have pain every day?
    If this is the case, I am sorry to hear that.
    As suggested by another member of the Forum, I suggest you speak with your Surgeon.
    I completely understand pain. I suffer every single day after 3 back surgeries Failed Fusions. :(
    Can't seem to pinpoint the cause but did recently find a synovial syst next to my L4-5 and thinks the little bugger may be causing it. Another Surgery Yikes!
    As for you, is sleeping difficult? Wake up stiff and hard to start moving around? This is considered "normal" I have been told ( the waking up part).
    Stretching and getting a good nights sleep is very important. Endorphine and Ceritoni (sp) realease. We need as
    much as we can get. Stress also settles in our vulnerable areas.
    If I misunderstood your message I apologize. Best of luck and keep reading the Forum Great resources and others experiences help a lot.. Keep the faith!
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