Hello! I'm new here as of today
I'm 39 yrs of age, female and..
My questions stems from a post-op bi-level lower lumbar spinal fusion w/laminectomy to treat spondylolisthesis and DDD..
I wasn't told of needing a laminectomy by my surgeons.. Just pedicle screws and rods.. Is a laminectomy standard procedure for this surgery?
Ok ~ moving on to a more important predicament that has caused me great suffering and have had injections to the site and no the site I'm talking about isn't my back(it doesn't respond well to inj.). The site I'm referring too is my sacrum down in between buttocks/coccyx.. Anyone experience the wretched debilitating pain? I'm bed ridden for most part.. Doctors are baffled on what to do.. Tests show coccyx is fine.. I'm wondering if it's not sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Pain extends to my buttocks sometimes groin.. Also hips are impaled by this.. I'm about to lose my mind over this pain. I go to try and sit and it's excruciating , so off to bed I go(laying on my side). Even my bed isn't good enough, I hafta put a queen sized air mattress on top of a bed that at one time felt great on my back(b4 surgery that is).
I've tried seat cushions.. Ex.. Coccyx cushions and they don't help one bit.
Anybody going through this with a diagnosis/prognosis/treatment? This pain is just horrendous. I'm on NO narcotics/opioids, due to allergies to pain meds, so I have just been suffering inhumanely.
Any/all help, advice is so appreciated. Thank you and God bless!