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Touchwood this lasts

I am now 5 months post op, I certainly have had my ups and more downs in my recovery, from my fusion L5s1. I have read a lot on this site that a lot of people take muscle relaxants. My doctor put me on muscle relaxants, 3 days ago, for my lingering nerve pain, I can't believe the difference they have made.today I felt a so great, I Had hardly any pain oh it was wonderful. I only wish I was put on these meds months ago, I will continue to take them in my recovery.... and hope they continue to help me as I am so over this awful nerve pain, any one else, find they help with pain........

Tlif L5S1 fusion on the 14th Jan 2014


  • scarlet33sscarlet33 Posts: 6
    edited 06/27/2014 - 4:46 AM
    Yes, my Dr. put me on muscle relaxant right after my spinal fusion surgery while in hospital. After 9 days, moved to a skilled nursing facility and for some reason they didn't give me any for 48 hrs. My back went into such a spasm that I literally could not move after being able to walk around with a walker just fine. We couldn't figure out what had happened until we realized I had to ask them for the muscle relaxer pill..they just don't automatically give it you. It was like starting all over from Day 1. It was terrible, but slowly I was able to move and walk with my walker. It has been 3 months since surgery and I quit the muscle relaxant about 5-6 weeks ago and I am pain free, altho have a tightness and a little achy in my lower back. Quit the walker after 1 month and walking every day about 1 mile...no pain, but a little uncomfortable. I hope the muscle relaxant works for you. Just give it time as this is a long, slow process I am told. It's easy to get discouraged, but hang in there. Good luck.
  • jennypixiejjennypixie Posts: 44
    edited 06/27/2014 - 1:06 PM
    For your reply, wow your doing so well, glad the muscle relaxants helped you also. Yes I'm going to hang on


    Tlif L5S1 fusion on the 14th Jan 2014
  • I am so glad that you found some relief.
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