I had a TLIF at L5-S1 in 2011, I have had consistent problems since then, never really got any better.
My most recent MRI is fairly stable - L5-S1 Disc space shows disc degeneration, end plate reactive changes and a disc bulge. I do have mild left foraminal stenosis from osteophyte.
Anyway on to the problem - I have been in pain for a while but decided i would be cool the other day while messing with my husband and I ended up in a wheel barrel position (hands on the ground and he was holding my feet) we goofed around for a minute while i waled around like I was a kid again, had a lot of fun.
......now 2 days later i cannot sit or move without pain, it is not a sciatica pain, i can walk but the problem all seems to be localized right in the area of my surgery aprx. it seems to be more of a crushing feeling pain, like my spine is basically collapsing in that area.
I left a message for my new neuroligist for an appt but cannot get in until next week and I am afraid if I go the er they will think I am drug seeking - even though I have suffered without pain meds for a long time because my pcp will not prescribe them and my original neurologist moved.
Ibuprofen is not working