as those who know me i had a fusion 2 months ago to try to alleviate chronic pain. it was done on my l3 and 7 years ago i had one on l4-5. last year had a lamenectomy on the same l3 that did not work so the fusion was last resort. i was optimistic after surgery, now the pain i had before is gone from my lower back and butt to my middle back and butt. looks like my pain just moved and has stayed the same in intensity. my othro felt we had solved my problems now i am not so sure. he said the pain can last for months. i am still not supposed to bend twist or lift over 5 lbd. my lsdy x-ray looked good. but now pain is coming back just in another area
oh well. at least i tried. any of you had same stuff happen, multiple fusions that did not seem to work/
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.