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Back spasms..still

Hi, I posted a couple weeks ago that I am having really strong back spasms. I am 6 weeks post surgery, fusion with hardware at L 4/5, S 1. Posterior approach. Excellent neuro/ortho team I have used twice before with excellent results. In my 62 years, I have been very lucky to have never had back pain. All my spinal symptoms are referred down my arms when my cervical spine is involved, and this time down my right leg with my lumbar spine being involved. I basically have stenosis due to osteoarthritis, and nerves get impinged and cause numbness. My prior 2 surgeries were cervical fusions. One was an easy 1 level anterior fusion, and the second was very involved with a 7 hour procedure beginning with a posterior approach then they turned me and did the rest from the front. I had No muscle spasms with the cervical surgery and by 6 weeks post I was doing well. I would be doing so well right now with this lumbar surgery if these spasms had not started about 2 weeks ago. They hit me randomly, without warning and the one this morning actually bent me straight over. When it let up, I was able to stand up. I have never had a spasm in my life , other than an occasional "Charlie horse" so I am pretty much at a loss here and wonder if anyone else has experienced these so intensely and for how long after the surgery. They are knocking my self confidence to where I am afraid to move. The Skalaxin my doctor prescribed doesn't seem to do anything. Is there anyone who has experienced these post surgery?

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