I've been through quite a few posts on here and haven't seen anything exactly the same as mine so I figured I would ask if anyone has come across this before....
17 Jan 13 I had an L4/L5 MicroD done and all seemed to be going well. Better than well in actual fact, I hadn't felt that good in years! I spent the next few weeks doing as I was told, taking it easy, no heavy lifting, regular light walks etc when 3 weeks ago I started getting some pain in my back. Didn't give it much attention as the consultant informed me that at some point I could expect a bit of pain. 2 x days later I was out of action completely and have not improved one bit since. I'm unable to stand up straight as it almost feels as there is too much bone on my back now which wont allow me to align the spine. This however is only an issue when i'm standing, if i'm sitting or in bed it doesnt give me any issues in terms of being straight. On top of that I'm also having muscle spasms if I move, cough, tap my hip, roll over in bed, anything really.
Before the op I was able to bend over backwards quite far but not forward as years of back trouble have left me with pretty shabby hamstrings. Now I'm not able to bend over backwards at all and am always listing to either the left or the right. My physio reckons that there is a muscle group around the spine where the surgery which was done that has wasted away so I'm currently doing all sorts of exercises to get that issue resolved but that apparently only accounts for the muscle spasms.
Has anyone else had the 'standing up straight' issue and if so what was the outcome? I'm a little worried that I'm going to have to go under the knife again. If you have any questions for me relating to this which would aid in you giving me an answer please dont hesitate to ask.
I'm currently exhausted from not being able to sleep, am constantly either in pain or waiting for the pain to happen and currently wish that I had never had the surgery. I was in a lot of pain with my sciatica but this is something special.