Hello. I am new to this website. I had a double level fusion four months ago and feel worse than pre surgery. Dr. says fusion looks great. He recommended PT but that only made me feel worse. He is now recommending SI joint shots to help with pain.
Is it safe to assume at this point that the surgery is not going to alieve my back pain? I should feel much better by now correct? I know it takes 6 months to fully heal but I can't imagine someone would feel worse at this point after a successful surgery.
Any thoughts appreciated.
L4-L5 / L5-S1 fusion surgery on August 20, 2012
Four months after surgery and pain level is worse than pre surgery levels
Doctor says fusion looks good. Is recommending SI joint shot to help with pain. PT makes me feel worse.