I have had all kinds of pain management problems since the surgery. 4 hours my first night post op with no pain meds, and since then playing catch-up. The pain meds given in the hospital barely touched my pain, i was an 8-10 until they discharged me, and I am now having new pain in my incision site. I can feel my abdominal wall, as well.
Is this common with ALIF? I am going to call my doc first thing in the AM, but I have heard that ALIF recovery is difficult because of the abdominal entry.
Any shared experience would be most appreciated.