And at times I'm almost pain free when lying down. But, when I'm standing for more than a couple of minutes I get that crushing pain in my back, right where the rods and screws are. Also, I'm forcing myself to walk 3 times a day for 1/2 mile. In less than 5 minutes I can't wait to get back home. I know I'm early in recovery, but I'm worried that the back pain won't go away. Can any of you "veterans" tell me when I might expect some relief?
Artificial disc at L5S1 for 10 years. Had 3 Level lumbar fusion and Laminectomy on Sept 27, 2013. It was an OLIF (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion) with cages, BMP, rods & screws. Norco, Plaquenil