I had a lot of pressure on my lower back before my L5-S1 fusion back in January. After surgery, like most here, I found it difficult to sit for even moderate amounts of time. However, in the past few days I have noticed sitting is getting much easier. From time to time I even feel less pressure in my lower back than I had in that region before surgery. Sometimes I think I am daydreaming or just wishful thinking. Other times I feel like maybe, just maybe the fusion might have helped a little with the pre-op pressure. I think it is too soon to know yet.
Anyway, while it appears the exact center of my spine may have less pain and pressure, I have tremendous soreness on the sides. To the left and right of my spine the muscles feel damaged. It is hard to explain, but it feels like they are knotted up and having spasms more often than not. Anyone else experiencing this and does it go away in time?