I had fusion of L5S 1 in December last year which was successful...or so I thought. I was doing so well during the summer . Even though I was still on a few meds, I was working full time and even working out. Tuesday night I took a mis step and something snapped in lower back and I was in agony. I got a mri which showed herniated disc at both levels above fusion, and small protrusion at fusion. The pain is in my sacroiliac and radiates to my hip. I wake up screaming, and have to use cane, even after meds.
My pain management dr have me steroids, which did nothing, so I went to er and got if steroids and anti-inflammatory, plus a shot of dilaudid, and nothing even touches it! I lost 2 days of work, and can only lay in bed. I had to double meds just to get any relief.
I think I have to have surgery very soon. The pain is the exact same location as when I had the fusion.