Laminectomy & Lumbar Fusion L4 L5 S1 Titanium Hardware
I had my surgery 56 days ago and went back to the doctor yesterday and they are taking me out of my back brace and sending me back to full time work with a 30lb weight restriction. The PA said the X-rays looked good and that my fusion is growing rapidly.
My issue is that I have excruciating pain in the area where the hardware is when I am trying to roll onto my side from by back & when I sneeze or cough. I also have a lump at the top of the surgical site/scar that moves when I lean to the left.
It hurts to walk very long in the same area. I explained all of this to the PA yesterday and all he said was "REALLY" UI said yes really and he just ignored it and moved on to the next patient.
I am extremely concerned for my back health! He said I can go back to frequent walking, pushing, pulling, stooping, lifting, stairs, carrying 30lbs up & down stairs. I dont want to get hurt worse because the PA doesn't want to listen to my concerns. I am not on work comp, i am on private insurance so It's not like I'm trying to avoid going back to work & that's the way he acts when I tell him whats going on.
I dont even know if it's normal to have the said LUMP at the surgical site? I almost wonder if something is wrong and they just dont want to admit it!
Someone with experience with this type of surgery PLEASE HELP!