47 year old male-I had a 360 degree surgery 7 months ago. Cages, hardware ......S-1 through L-4. It has been the most challenging thing I've yet been through yet. Back pain got a little better then seemed to get worse around 3 months PO. CT at 6 month mark revealed loosening screws at S-1/L-5. I am 14 days PO having all hardware removed from backside. Surgeon said both levels were fused. I thought this was supposed to be an easy deal. This has been a painful Post Op. My incision looks different it's hard and sticks out??? I am having leg pain mainly at night when I lay down. It's the worst pain I've ever had and its really hard to explain. It not shooting it's so deep it's a dull numbing tingling squeezing INTENSE feeling. It's got me really nervous I can live with some pain but this is disabilitating pain. I had a little bit of this before my surgery. Any feedback will help me from losing it. I'm no stranger to pain and or injuries. I have had back pain since doctors told me I had spondelothesis at 17 years old. It never stopped me from doing anything I think age, wear and tear finally took its toll. I had tried every option before surgery it was last resort because my pain had gotten out of control I really thought I would come through this.... I just need some feedback .... Am I stuck am I expecting too much too fast I am battling this mental giant now I've always been active and could do most everything now I hurt everyday. Welcome to Spine-Health
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