June 30, 2011 is the one year anniversary of my lumbar fusion w/ instrumentation (L5-S1).I'm very happy with the results as far as the sciata improvement. But something is happening and I’m a little concerned. The whole area where the surgery took place is sore. It looks perfectly healthy from the outside. This feels like it did early post op. My doc described it then, like this….”you’ll be sore, it will feel like some one wacked you in the back w/ a 2x4”. That’s how it feels now. It’s not a sharp pain. It’s just very achey and stiff . Is it normal to have periods when the aches will wax and wane? I guess I’m still healing too.
The graft sight a couple of inches over is also still very sore. Is that strange?
I hope you guys can give me some good advice. Our insurance changed so now I have a high deductible so any doctor visits, x-rays, testing, etc. is full price out of pocket!!!!
It would be great if anyone would please share any physical therapy exercises that were particularly beneficial …I could try that too in hopes that it would loosen me up.
Thank you everyone!