I'm 9 mos out from PLIF and still having some pretty serious back pain. But here is the thing, it is only when I am standing in place.(which my job requires)sometimes up to 2-3 hours in one place.
It is on the right side L5 area and right buttock...gets really uncomfortable in a matter of minutes. I can shift my weight by moving my foot onto a stool to ease the pain. PT has not made a different in the pain and pain meds doesn't help much. The only relief I get is when I walk or lie down.
So this has me wondering if this might be a hardware issue????? I only have 2 screws....the angle was too steep to use rods without involving normal disks.
Has anyone had any issues with this? PT think I need a MRI. I go to the Orthropedic on Friday.