Had a question for anyone out there that may be listening. I had a T-LIF fusion about seven weeks ago. There has been diminished pain in some of the areas I have experienced it before (buttocks and heals), which is a good thing. However, I am having a hard time getting out of bed and standing every morning because I'm having intense sharp pain in lower back area around the incisions and across both sides of rest of back. Dr. says I'm doing fine, but got massage therapy yesterday, as Dr. recommended, and just about flew off the table several times with sharp pains when massage therapist was working on those areas on scare tissue.
Is this normal at this satge? I'm concerned since Dr. said at 6-7 weeks I'll have a major breakthru but the pain seems to be getting harder to deal with. Thanks for your help.