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Spinal Fusion, help

Hello, 4 weeks ago I had surgery to remove scar tissue and an L3 fusion. I had L4 through S1 in the past.
Just two days after being discharge from the hospital, a demon pain attacked me in the groin of both hips.
The pain was so severe that I called the surgeon three days in a row. Day one he prescribed Nucynta no relief.
Day two, he change the strength and on the third day he gave me steroid pack. It worked! I took them for six days.
On the 6th day, pain returns. Now he put me on Celebrex and told me to see an Orthopedic because he was not a
Hip man. I feel so deserted. I have made an appointment with the orthopedic, but its not until another week. Can anyone
Please tell me if you have been through this? I need to know what can be done? I have done nothing but google this
Constantly. The Celebrex, I take at 9pm and by 4am I am crying in my sleep with horrible pain. I would appreciate
Anyone's advice? I'm totally in pain 100% of the time.


  • I'm assuming your surgery was done by a neuro? I think its always a tough decision when trying to decide what type of surgeons. Does sound like you need an ortho at this point. Try to hang in there and hopefully he can give you some answers.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • Yes I did see a neuro for surgery. Tomorrow I'll see an orthopedic hopefully he can help.
    I'll keep you posted. Thank you for your help. I really do appreciate your advise. I was
    Swimming in doubt with that neuro. At least you shed some light. I'll keep you posted
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