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pain in lower back after Spinal Fusion.

HamedHHamed Posts: 3
edited 04/12/2014 - 1:49 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Hello, my name is Hamed, I am 30 and I just had a discectomy/PSF using interbody cages (as my neurosurgeon calls it Artificial disc) on L5, S1 on February 28th. I am wonderig if anyone has any stories or ecxperiences with painful lateral movements whilst lying on the bed. I am putting up with a great deal of difficulty, turning on by bed to change my side position. It is not from the incision on my back. I feel like I am a limb of a tree and at the time of turning on bed, a lot of large crows sit on the limb :) . 3 days ago it even sharpened and forced me visit my doctor. After evaluating, he told me it is not important. But I have my doubts. I am wearing soft brace but my doctor told me it works, no need to buy a new one.
He even told me it is not necessary to wear it at home any more and I answered I am not wearing it anymore from two weeks ago. A million thanks in advanve.

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  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 04/12/2014 - 3:57 AM
    Are you using your arms to turn your body and then turning your hips and legs, torso as one unit? You do not need to be perfectly straight to turn or to get up but you do want to keep as much of the body's natural alignment as possible....stiffening while turning is not all that helpful and can make getting up more painful.
    Just so you know, an artificial disc is different than a fusion......the fusion uses cages, rods and screws, as well as bone grafting to create one longer bone out of two vertebra.
    An artificial disc replaces the natural disc in between two vertebra.....
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