I had a two level PLIF on 04/09/09. I didn't have any muscle spasms prior to the surgery, just a lot of pain! Now I am experiencing a lot of muscle spasms. The only good part of them is that they don't hurt! They are pretty annoying though! I get them from my head to my toes and it seems like the more I move the more I get. I don't even know how many I have had in my fingers just typing this! Some of them are minor and others are VERY obvious!!
Right now the doctor has me on percocet 10's and flexeril 10's. He has me taking up to 8 a day on the percocets and 3 a day of the flexerils.
I am wanting to know if anyone else has experienced this after surgery and what can I do to stop it from happening? Any help I can get it greatly appreciated! I go back to the doctor for my 3rd post op on 08/17 and he has already referred me to a sports/occupational doctor who I am supposed to see on 08/24. I am not completely sure why I am going to see this other doctor... but will find out soon enough.
2 more bulging discs; spinal stenosis; osteoarthritis; reverse lordosis at L3; degenerative disc disease; inflammatory joint disease; nerve root cysts at T1-T3; 2 level PLIF 4/9/09 and 3 level PLIF 9/6/12 with hardware both times