My name is Arabella I had back surgery a laminectomy and decompression at level L5 S1 and also an interspinous spacer was put on that level ( Coflex) I am just writing to know and ask if anyone out there has experienced pain after surgery? Before my surgery I had on and off pain on my lower back right side pain radiated to the right leg as well after the surgery my pain on the lower back decreased and is almost gone but my pain on the tigh and leg increased specially while sitting ... I am sad that even though I have had surgery I am still dealing with pain and I can not sit yet
My surgery was in June 09' sometimes I can only cry due to the pain ... I haven't been working since Feb 09' and my whole life has stopped ... I do not feel alive sometimes and it is being pretty hard specially after the surgery because I thought after having it I will be ok and it hasn't happened all the way yet
so it is pretty discouraging ... More than a year with pain ... How do you guys deal with this? Or what are the causes or reasons for the pain on the leg?
Looking forward to hear from you