Have a question here and just wondering if there is anyone with similar experience.
After 3 months L5/S1 PLIF with peek cage, sometimes having good days and bad days. Doctor said that fusion has happened and its 50% now. Thats the good news but bad news is the pain inside the incision is there all along. Just a matter of better or worst. The incision itself has healed really well and I can hardly feel any pain on the surface.
However, inside the incision area, if I give a light pressure it IS quite painful. Therefore, I am unable to sit for long time as my good days.
On good days, I walk 5-6 times a day @20-25
mins and sitting @25
mins max. it didnt increase the pain at the incision. On bad days like now, no where near those numbers but I will listen to my body.
What I have been doing differently is the physio. Did some physio theraphy at the suggestion of the doctor which involves also PT.
and last few days, I climbed 3 flight of stairs. At home, I only have one. Wonder if that actually fuelled the pain even more.
so questions would be:
Is it normal to still have pain inside the incision after 3 months op? When does the pain inside the incision normally goes away?
Physio Theraphy. Recommended?