Hey guys, I haven't posted in a while, but I've been here, reading still. I'm 10 weeks post op PLIF and in my second week of PT. I've had 6 sessions so far and have run into a wall..ugh. After yesterday's session I felt fine for about an hour, then suddnely had pain in my lower back, right buttock (which is the affected side) and left groin (which is the UNaffected side). Stange huh?
I went into PT this morning and mentioned this to the PT and he seemed a little perplexed. He backed off on some of the heavier leg stretches, but everything else remained the same. Right now we're doing ultrasound, electrostimulation, manual muscle manipulation, bilateral leg stretchs (passive), and some weight resistant therapy of the legs.
He said he'd put in a call to my NS just to let him know what's what, especially about the groin pain. I'm just hoping that nothing has gone wrong this soon after surgery. Beside the post-op pain, yesterday was the absolute worst since surgery, and today is just a tad better. Muscles relaxers aren't touching it and the pain meds are barely making a dent. I've learned from experience to just let it run its course and try the other stuff, so I've been alternating bath of hot water and the old heating pad. Thank goodness for heat.
Just wanted to vent for a minute...and actually I'm kinda hiding out. My mother in law has been here with us for 16 days while her floors are getting changed in her house. Yes, I said SIXTEEN days. So all of your prayers for my back and my sanity would be appreciated. ~X(
And I was wondering if anybody experienced any new onset symptoms after starting PT post op???