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Burning sensation in back

Existence19EExistence19 Posts: 19
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I had a microD l4-5 l5s1 3 months back. Everything is good and my recovery has been excellent. Since the last couple of days I am having a burning sensation in my back around the surgery area. The sensation comes and goes. But I'm afraid. This is the sensation I had preop which led to my back pains and I'm afraid if this could lead to back pain again.

I exercise regularly. Have no pain in leg or anything. Just 10 percent numbness is left which the doctor said will go over 6 months.

Currently I'm not taking lyrica or any pain meds. I stopped a week ago as soon as 3 months of the surgery were over.

Please help me. Anyone feeling the same way. Any suggestions to overcome it?


  • Hi there,

    It is good to hear your surgery recovery is going well.

    I had a cervical fusion on June 23, and it is interesting how you mention you get the feeling (the burning) you did right before a flare would start and then it would go away without going into a bad pain flare. It's scary isn't it!?

    I have the same thing with the muscle spasm in my shoulder and the burning in my neck and shoulder. I think it is a normal part of healing and the nerves regenerating.

    If you are in pain and still need to take pain meds then do so. Don't put a time limit on your healing. I am 4 months post op and I don't take pain meds 24/7 (Except muscle relaxers), I do take them once every few days when I am getting into that scary pre flare up feeling. I just hope it never actually goes into a flare up.

    I think it will just take time to overcome.
    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
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