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Same pain in buttocks after Spondylolisthesis surgery

Had my surgery done 8 days ago for L4-L5 fusion.  For the last 22 months I could not sit due to a pain in my buttock; nor lately,  could I can stand on my leg and also severe pain in my ankles. The pain in my foot was as if it was in a grinder.  My hopes were that this would go away with surgery.  My ortho-surgeon told me that it was normal to have pain for quite a while.  I thought all I would have to endure would be the pain from the surgery after having all this hardware put in.  I must say this pain is minimal, maybe just a bit of tightness and fatigue.  If that would be the case, I would be able to control it with Tylenol.  I am now taking the same medicine as before the surgery: gabapentin 1800 mg a day; tramacet 100 mg a day and 6 tylenols 650mg  

I am in a panick and so depressed because  that horrible pain that I had for so long is still there.  Has anyone experienced this?  I am a new member on this forum, but I have been following this board and have taken some very good advice from all of you gals and guys.  Thank  you so much for letting me share my concern.  








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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,372

    hello daisypiouk!
    welcome to spine-health

    it's only been 8 days!! you are looking at a recovery of 4-6 weeks. and recovery is the most important part. the surgeon did his job, and probably did it very well. now the rest is left up to you to follow his do's and dont's. you've had muscles and nerves cut, moved and touched. they don't like that. it will take a while for them to calm down. this takes a lot of patience to do it right.

    please click on the welcome link below for more information.
    welcome to spine health


    take care and keep us posted on your progress.
    Sandra
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  • Thank you so much for advice.  I will try to remember this daily.  Also doing some reading on the articles you suggest.  

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,372

    you are very welcome! below is an article that will help you.

     recovery the most important phase - patience!

    take care and keep us posted on how you are doing.

    Sandra
    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator
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