I had my 2nd L5/S1 discectomy/lamenectomy about 6 weeks ago. Leading up to surgery the doc wasn't sure if it was a disc problem or more of an arthritic problem that would require a fusion. He definitely suggested a discectomy though so we went ahead with it. I'm 31 years old and a pretty active person.
I've healed up since my surgery but I'm very stiff in the middle of my back. I've never had pain that high up before. When I sit it hurts to stand up, which was the original problem before surgery but now the pain is in the middle of my back instead of the lower back. Also, when I lay in bed and I wake up in the morning I'm in a good bit of pain. Walking around and movement seems pretty good but I'm worried that the stiffness is a new problem.
Has anyone ever had this happen? Thanks in advance