Hi, I had PLIF in L4-S1 on April 9th 2009. At first it was really good at taking care of most the pain I am in. I would have to take an occasional 800mg Ibuprofen, but that was it. Then around 2 weeks ago or so, I noticed it was hurting really bad when I would stand for even a few minutes and walking even across the store, is now out of the question. My job is a desk job, so it hasn't been much of an issue but now I can't sit comfortably for long periods of time. I went to my family doctor last Tuesday, and he told me that my back is very diseased and that I need to find a new surgeon! The pain is just in my hips, so it makes pretty much everything painful, or uncomfortable to say the least. I am now on Percocet 5's for the pain and that isn't quite doing it, but I am very stubborn!
My ns released me back to my family doctor last August, so I wouldn't go back to him for nothing. He did well for the surgery, but seemed to get rid of me pretty fast afterwards.
My ns diagnosed me with Degenerative disc disease and stenosis. I am only 31.
I would appreciate all the advise I can get! Also, if anyone is in the Wichita, Ks area and knows of a good ns PLEASE let me know!!!
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