Besides possible nerve or regular pain what does the back feel like post surgery
In my case (L5 burst fracture repair with rods and screws) I have a constant feeling that something is pressing on my back. Also when I attempt to walk the muscles around the surgical area feel like they are pulling in all different directions causing me to not be able to walk normally. It feels like I'm constantly feeling the hardware. Right after surgery I was in horrible pain but a couple weeks later that was replaced with the uncomfortable feelings described above. Do these feelings eventually subside? I can't imagine having to live like this forever.