Haven't posted here since the *ahem* succesful fusion about 18 months ago when I abandoned the board like so many fortunate ones!
Now I'm having some sciatic pain on the left side (no where near what it was). It really hits when sitting/riding in car and is about a 6 on the pain scale. Goes away when I'm walking/exercising or laying down. I've had it about 2 weeks now ~ originally thought it was a pulled hamstring, but reality hit.
Anyone out there experience pain 18 mos after fusion? Any suggestions? I am fairly active and have been pain free up til about now.
L4-5 fusion December '07 for: Grade 1 spondy, severely arthritic facet joints, bulging disc, central/lateral stenosis (main problem "we" think).