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I had a spinal fusion l4 l5 lumbar

Steveo722SSteveo722 Posts: 11
edited 12/15/2013 - 5:16 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am 8 weeks into having a spinal fusion l4 l5 lumbar,saw my consultant 6 weeks out had X-ray to check if ok he said yes.
Told him I was still suffering a lot of pain,he said should get better when I start physio.ive done a week of physio and the pain is worse.when I go to bed,then wake in the night and try to move or get up the pain is horrific and can barely walk.anyone experiencing this after theirs.please let me no what to do its getting me down,thanks , steve.
s. j. aplin


  • Starting PT is hard after surgery. Give it some time before you make a judgement (I know....easier said than done). My best advice would be to keep taking your pain meds as prescribed and don't use this as a time to taper off them....you need to be as active as reasonably possible to get the muscles strong again!
    1/16/2013 Minimally invasive TLIF with rods, screws, and cage on L5/S1 joint to treat grade 2 spondylolysthesis, pars defect, degenerative disc disease. Dealt with chronic pain & nerve issues since at least 2007.
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