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Post lumbar fusion - 12 months - burning pain?

mitchygalmmitchygal Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
It has been a long while since I posted here! I am experiencing burning pain in my low back. It is exhausting actually - I feel so run down these days and I think this is the cause.

The spinal area in the lower lumber is actually all numb. Physical therapists have mentioned that it is a large area that is numb - however it is the same area that feels "burning". It is internal burn not external (wouldn't be able to feel that).

I have a TENS machine, which is a wonderful but I am exhausted after using it. It is like my body has been trying to fight the pain - the TENS relaxes certainly helps but very temporary.

I have started YOGA - it seems any stretch of my lower back causes more burning - I practiced YOGA today for an hour - took a 3 hour nap. I finally took a percocet for the first time in 10 months tonight.

Which is why I am here again! - What does anyone know? Worth a Doc visit or is this just the way it is?


  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    Certainly see a doctor and determine what may be causing the pain and what kinds of movements you need to avoid. Many yoga poses and movements are not fusion-friendly so if you have physical therapy available that may help too in order to figure out safe back exercises.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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