I had L3 to S1 fusion 6 years ago with great results for about 3 years. Now I can barely walk a couple of blocks without severe pain. I have a spine stimulator and take Nucynta which help a little. I really want to walk more. I have 2 large dogs that need it and a truly enjoy walking. I know I can swim but I also need to walk and stand for work.
I have gone back to my surgeon and he said fusion is good and he can't do anything. My pain management doc has done Si Joint injections that didn't help pain over my lower spine. I just don't know what to do now. It seems like my only option is to ask for higher dose of Nucynta. Any other suggestions?