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1 month post L-5, S-1 fusion, can't sleep in Bed

Oc DodgerOOc Dodger Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am month out of surgery, and I still can't sleep in bed. I have been sleeping in a lazy boy recliner since I got home. Every time I try and sleep in bed, I last about 10 minutes before the pain is too much. Does any else have this problem with sleeping in a bed? I am worried that I might be doing something wrong in my recovery.

- OC


  • Can you rent a hospital bed? I recently bought a wedge and I have a memory foam mattress for comfort. I haven't had back surgery but hopefully someone else will come by and help with some more advice. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • How are you lying in the bed? I had to adopt the same approach as pre surgery and used pillows under my kness and copious pain meds to knock me out. After a month or so I was able to sleep on one side supported by pillows to stop me rolling onto my front.
    I also bought a memory foam mattress topper to take the pressure off my hip.

    Good luck
  • I hate going to bed! It hurts like heck! I can sit, stand, ect.......But the bed.......it is horrible~ I have pillows all around me too.

    I also have a memory foam top for the bed also. I am not much liking the bed at all. ~X(
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