I am new here. I need some advice please. I have had back problems since I was 12. I have DDD, Spondy grade 1, bilateral pars fractures, treated initially with S1/L5 fusion and dynesis (sp?) - had non union of fusion and then revison surgery L4/L5 fusion and hardwear changed to pedicle screws and rods. Nothing done to non-union. I am 6 months post second op and still in massive amounts of pain. The second surgery resolved some foot pain (but it was not too bad anyway) and some nerve irritaion. Other pain in my back seems worse now, slowly. Legs go numb and I had bladder weakness too a few weeks ago although that is ok now. My pain is present all the time, barely covered my a cocktail of pain meds. Sometimes it is so bad, well if you've had it bad you know!!
I don't want any more surgery, but where do I go from here? They say give it time, its early days yet, but 6 months post op I should be better than this, surely? Your experiences would be good. I realise many folk get better and that only ppl looking for answers are on the boards! Thanks.