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L5/S1 PLIF 22/8/12. 3 mths after surgery and still pain beneath the incision? Normal?

Hi everyone,

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?

Thanks heaps


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