I am hoping I can get some support/advise or suggestions. I had a TLIF L4-L5 fusion with hardware, pedicle screws, peek cage on Feb 4th this year. This fusion was extended from previous L5-S1 done on May 2009. My surgery was six hours and I also had a synovial cyst removed from my spinal cord (L4-L5 area).
I went home with a walker and then graduated to a cane after about one week. I had a questionable infection/drainage and was treated with antibiotics which stopped the drainage. Doctor thinks I had a seroma? Now to my point. For the last three weeks, I have had horrible back spasms/pain on my right side ONLY at night/sleeping. It will wake me up and I am unable to move. I spoke with NS and PM and they thought I was overdoing it. I am still home, no PT yet, using bone stimulator and brace when needed. Valium, flexeral, Norco 10mg and neurontin help during the day but I still wake up every night with this horrific pain/spasms despite medicating prior to bed.
I dont know where to turn. Maybe there is fluid or screw moving? I will be seeing my NS this week. Can anyone share their similar stories or talk with me about what this can be?
Sorry for the long post, but I would really like to hear anyone.