I have had a two level PLIF lumbar fusion(L3-5) last year. Every night when I go to sleep with the usual aches and pains. I usually wake up with excruciating mid back pain, sometimes its so bad I can't breathe. This has been going on for several months. Has anyone else experienced this? Should I contact my NS?
Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.