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pain getting up

rob47rrob47 Posts: 3
edited 03/12/2015 - 11:00 PM in Lower Back Pain
I've had a spinal fusion l 1 s5 10 yrs ago and although never been perfect ice been able to get on with life
until 3 weeks ago when I got out of bed and my back was tight on standing up straight I got a very stocking pain in my lower back which is happening every time I get up from.either lying down or sitting dwn
once I've had the pain I am up and about aa normal but it's getting me down because it's happening all the time anyone got any idea what's going on ?

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I've had a spinal fusion L 1 S 5
this problem started 3 weeks ago I just got out the bed and had a pain on the left hand side of lower back which during the day went off the following morning this pain started every time I stand up from sitting or lying down
all of mri scans have shown nothing else wrong apart from a bit of wearing on the disc above the fusion
I am under stanmore.hospital but have not had a follow up appointmen is it possible that ive just pulled a muscle ?
But saying.that once.8 am.up and about my back is ok until I relax again then it's the same thing can't get up with out being in horrible pain
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