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Pressure in back

JessMcKayJJessMcKay Posts: 8
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Hi I am 5 weeks post from having two fusions done at l4/5 and l5-s1. Everything has been going fine till about two weeks ago I started getting pressure in my back. I'm just wondering if this is normal and if anyone else has had the same problem?


  • Welcome to Spine-Health. :)))

    I had pressure in my back above the fusion for several months, especially when sitting. All I could do was move around and stretch. It eventually went away at around 6-7 months out when I started doing a bit of Tai Chi. As you're only 5 weeks out, I'm not recommending that you do this, but something to think about later on.

    Do lots of small walks and gentle stretching, and if you don't get any relief, then check with your doctor. Keep taking your pain meds.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • Thank you for the reply good to know someone else has experienced it. I checked with my local gp but he was clueless as to what was causing it off to surgeon next week hopefully with answers.
  • I am also at the same time with you but one level. My back is killing me! The legs also. I sometimes feel like my back is going to give out. I feel the back pain a lot with every step I make. I sure hope this goes away :(
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