Soooo my surgery went great, I was moving around well right away, sciatic pain gone and surgery pain well managed. At 3 months I was off pain meds and started PT. PT felt great but I became very sore doing daily activities until I was taking pain meds again to manage. So at 5 months Surgeon told me I over did therapy and to rest for two months and eliminate anything that aggrivates my back. I complied and felt great after 3 weeks and no pain meds. I was unexpectedly returned to work 40 hrs a week at that time (workmans comp issue). Now 3 weeks into work I'm very uncomfortable most days and when really aggrivated takes a few days to walk without pain. Also It gets so bad sometimes my sciatic pain returns. I'm at 6 months now and am extremely concerned if it will get better, will I continue to heal again (I was doing so well before so it can't be a failed surgery right?)... Looking for anyone else who feel they had a good surgery and overcame pain returning to work etc... Just so discouraged.
Lumbar fusion L5-S1 06/11/13.