I have horrific muscle spasms the night of my posterior level one lumbar spine surgery. Everything was going rather smoothly until the nurse came in to move me and then it started. It felt like being stabbed repeatedly in the back. Plus my muscles were contracting as well. The nurses were scrambling around trying to figure out what to give me. When the pain was so bad that I knew I was going to throw up they came in and I got an injection of phenagren in my leg. Between that and the PCA pump for pain I thankfully fell asleep. It lasted about an hour total and I had a few the next morning but nothing as severe as the night before. Has anyone else had this experience?
Surgery on November 22, 2010