Hi all. I have been doing preety well since my level one spinal fusion six weeks ago. This is to be my first week back full time. I have been back to work part time for about four weeks now. I hope I didn't do something to cause any problems. I was pushing on a towel to soak of something that spilled on the table and I felt an very quick intense pain in my lower back (fusion is l5 s1). It almost felt like a quick jolt of electricity but my legs felt fine with nothing shooting down them. My back was aleady hurting this morning a bit but now it is extremely painful, even after some pain meds. I have to say I'm not sure if I can work if it is this painful still. I am hoping for a bit of sleep and maybe that would help. I always worry that something will go wrong. The good news is that I have a post op appointment on Tuesday morning. Oh, and my tailbone is aching as well. What's up with that???
L5-S1 spinal fusion on November 22. No other spine surgeries before.
DDD, not due to an accident