I have been living with back pain for over 21 yrs now. had a simple Lamintomy done some yrs ago. it was a breeze. Now I am in some extreme pain daily. going on for 13 yrs and getting worse. having pain sitting, laying down, standing,
pain holding brand new grandbaby even. now the doctor wants to do a one level fusion. l5-S1 my concerns are...how bad is the pain after the op. I recently woke up scraming bloody murder - couldn't move with this extreme pain. felt like my back was braking into or being twisted over and over.. just can't explain the pain that I felt but it was the worse ever I have ever felt. and there are lots of moneys I wake up and feel this way, cant bend, can;t sit, can't lay down, all i can do is try to walk it off. but at first the pain is so bad you can't move, can't do anything buy scream. so will this pain be anything like this? after the op? and how long would it last, can it be bearable with meds? and would it actually take this old pain away???