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New Here-31F-1st time back surgery & recovery

Adj81AAdj81 Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi you can call me A,

I had my first and hopefully last back surgery in January of this year(2012). Spinal fusion to my L5 S1. My doctor is amazing and I am pain free in that area I had surgery. However, I am suffering from back spasms in my upper back near my shoulders. I am also trying to figure out how to deal with other post surgery difficulties such as not being able to sleep regularly, dealing with depression, excessive sweating etc. I am fully mobile and have been for some time but I am unable to function normally. Probably because I can't sleep except for during the day and I find it hard to get my regular walks in or do anything else normal people do during the day. I am basically here to see if anyone else sufferers from similar issues and hopefully find a solution to my problems.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am happy that you are able to report a successful surgery!! now you are having a few problems.. lack of sleep is something many of us deal with.. i get by with naps in the daytime.. they really give me much better sleep than trying to get a full nights sleep!! i like to use music to help me sleep and relax as well. try hard and stick to a regular schedule. the more you try, the more routine it will become.. good luck to you!! perhaps you will find that your muscle spasms are a result of stress from some of these problems you are having!!Jenny :)
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