Hello!! I am new to this forum and would like to ask some questions.
Other than my back problem which worsen this year, I am a healthy 58 yr old woman and just did a L5-S1 DIAM spinal fusion. 2 metals, 4 screws.
Prior to fusion, I am unable to sit or stand for a long time. After the surgery, Dr asked me to wear a back brace. But I am unable still to sit and stand for more than 10 minutes at a time. More than 10 minutes, I will feel pain at my back. My surgery was approx 1 month ago. I am worried that the surgery was unsuccessful or the problem is actually not at the fusion area.
Is it normal to still feel the same pain or should it go away?
any suggestions, experience, opinions, advice would be much appreciated.