Hi All other Fusion Patients!
Short medical history: Diagnosed with DDD at 19; multiple epidurals over the years; emergency discectomy/laminectomy at L4/L5 April 09; additional epiudurals fall of '09; spinal fusion January 10 L4/L5/S1. In therapy 3 X a week, but still in massive muscle spasms/pain. Still unable to sit longer than 20 minutes or do regular daily activities. On Skelaxin, Vicodin, Naproxen daily.
I went to my surgeon today and he discharged me with the advice that I would always be in muscle pain and I needed to learn to cope with it. If I start having radiating pain, call him. Otherwise, continue with therapy, but I'm on my own from this point on.
I guess my question is...have I hit the wall? Is this really all that is left...just learning to cope? How are you all handling it?