Good morning spineys,
I will be 5 months post op PLIF L4-5 on Apr 23rd, and have had quite a bit of pain, especially in the evenings. I have to just go to bed and take my meds. It takes about 4 hours to break that pain cycle, then I'm able to finally rest. It is excruciating; I would cry but breathing makes it hurt worse.
My question is there is one area about 4 cm from midline probably S1 or S2 about the size of a golf ball, that is the main area of pain. I have tried just about every drug on the market, and was thinking that maybe a pain block would help. I had 2 blocks about a year ago, but none since surgery.
Has anyone had a pain block in their early post op period, and what were your results from the block?
Thanks so much!! Everyone have a wonderful Sunday!!