Hi, I had a L5-S1 fusion 6 weeks ago to fix joint instability which caused intense pain on my low back for over 7 years. It's been 6 weeks since the surgery and I healed very fast but the pain seems to be the same. It feels like bone pain around the screws. Does anybody have the same experience? All doctors say it's too soon to evaluate success of the operation but I want to know if bone pain is common around the screws and if it goes away after a few weeks/months.
Stress fractures on both S1 facets, plus a lot of arthritis, plus a slight spondylolisthesis.