Hi, I'm new to this forum and I'm freaking out a bit so here I am. I had a microdisctomy for a huge herniation at L5S1 on August 21 of this year. I was recovering well and getting feeling back in my leg. About 3 weeks out of surgery I started getting horrible muscle spasms in my back, worst pain I can ever recall being in. They did another MRI and found the disc had collapsed more and a fusion was suggested. I was in crazy pain and said yes. My insurance said no. Anyway, I'm on gabapentin, tramadol, and flexeril currently and the muscle spasms have stopped for the most part. I've been living in a reclining chair, I can't stand up straight or lay down flat without pain but I'm feeling better. My surgeon was suppose to a peer to peer yesterday but I haven't heard the results yet. I'm starting to second guess the surgery but I can't stand for more than 5 or 10 minutes. I'm having a lot of trouble eating too, food tastes terrible. I need to get back to work too. Has anyone else had a similar event? If so what happened? I'm 43, female, and not overweight, non smoker. I hope I'm in the right place...
L5 S1 MicroD - August 21, 2013
L5 S1 Fusion - October 17, 2013
44 year old