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In agony!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hey, Everyone--

First of all, I have to say how much help "stumbling" upon this site has provided to me! It is such a relief to know I am not alone in this craziness of spinal pain/surgery

I thought I was doing so well at almost 10 weeks post op. Now I am in AGONY every morning when I wake up and sometimes other times as well. It hurts terribly in my right butt cheek and I have to lie on the floor and try to do my PT exercises to work it out, as that is the only thing I can think to do to help it. I didn't think it would ever stop hurting this morning. I also cannot walk without excruciating pain in the area where it hurt prior to the surgery. I cannot even make it 1/4 of a mile. I can also feel something moving in my back....not at the incision site, but about 3" to the side in my hip area...it is like when I massage it there, something "clicks" and moves slightly. Is this normal???????????

I am going to call the OS on Monday & hopefully get an appointment earlier than my scheduled Dec. 10 appointment. I don't think I will be going back to work on Dec. 16 as originally planned...



  • Hi and Welcome to Spine Health. I think its a great idea to call first thing Monday, however if the pain gets out of control, don't hesitate to go to the ER and have them help get it back under control.

  • still taking any pain meds or do you still have some spare?

    It sounds like it is one of the ups and downs so many of us go through ut I would also be checking for an earlier appointment.

    You seem to be doing the right thing with the exercises. I know I used to have to start them in bed or I couldn't get up.

    Hope things inprove for you soon and let us know what happens.
    Blessings Sara O:)
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  • Does the pain go away/lessen as the days goes on? If so, could you have changed something about the way you are sleeping? Or have you changed something you are doing in PT causing you to tighten up during the night - thus causing pain?
  • Sorry, that should be "as the day (not days) goes on".
  • Definitely call the surgeon on Monday. If it's worse over the weekend, does your doctor have an after hours number you can call? Or I'd recommend going to the ER.

    I hope you feel better soon and can get back to teaching. >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D<
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  • Pain does usually get better as the day progresses, at least the pain in my butt cheek. The pain with walking usually gets worse. At times I feel like a little old lady, shuffling along with my baby steps!

    I am presently taking Percocet, Soma, Celebrex, and Neurontin. Though the OS wants me to get off the Percocet & Soma. I get the feeling he thinks I should be much better by now. However, obviously I'm not & the burning pain from C6 just makes it worse!

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