I am 5 months out from a bi-level fusion, L4-S1. My recovery was impaired by some nerve damage as a result from the surgery on the side that wasn't originally the problem. I've been doing PT since week 9, and that has been going well, but it's unearthed another problem. I am having horrible, awful pain in the lower back again, sometimes radiating down to my feet, but both the physical therapist and I think it's my SI joints. Anyone else have SI issues? What kinds of treatment is there? All that I have read seems to make it seem like it's just a "put up with" type of pain. I had an SI injection last January, and it did NOTHING to allieviate the pain, so that's probably not an option.
I see my surgeon for another post-op visit the 1st week of December, but I did call his nurse to make sure I could take ibuprofen (thank God, I can) yet. It's not working well at all, but at this point, what can I do?
Thanks for any and all help you can give. I've about given up.