I was wondering if anyone could give me insight into how scoliosis surgery recovery went for them. I am almost 9 months post surgery and doing well in terms of mobility, but I have persistent pain every day.
I know that this recovery can go beyond a year, so I'm not too surprised (though often impatient). My question is whether I should be concerned about the nature of my pain.
I had a thoracolumbar curve (biggest curve was left lumbar). There is now a spot in my right lower back (where the muscles are newly engaged that has been inflamed since surgery. It's a nerve pain-radiates into my hip and sometimes down my leg. Sitting is probably the hardest thing for me.
I have called and talked to my surgeon's office a few times since the surgery and they just tell me pains are normal. Do you think they are just waiting until my 1 year post op appointment and then they'll do a ct scan?
1. Is it normal to have pain in the same spot for the entire recovery? Or did people just have general pains all over? I'm thinking maybe there is scar tissue inflaming a nerve root? Or could it be a hardware problem?
Thanks for listening and sifting through my questions!