I am 84 yrs of age with a diagnosis of spinal stenosis of my lower spine causing my chronic low back, hip pains and leg pain; I underwent spinal decompression from L3,4,5 on Monday 7/20/2015 - my wound seeped bloody fluid for five days, now it has stopped. The original pain in my hips, low back and leg are gone post op. However, my surgical wound pain is very persistent - it is a boring continuous deep aching pain associated with low back tightness, stiffness and pain on walking in the surgical site.
Can anyone tell me how long the surgical wound pain will persist before moderating and becoming more bearable? I use pain medications (hydrocodone 5 mg/APAP 325) sparingly once daily, but this gives minimal relief. I use narcotic pain relievers sparingly due to the side effects they have on my bowels and bladder control at my age.
Any guidance on what I can expect or can do to gain some relief would be appreciated. Thank you.
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