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Pain !! Spinal fusion L5-S1, Spondylolithesis/Spondylolisis

Hello. I had a spinal fusion surgery if L5-S1 in October. I had been diagnosed with spondylolithesis and spondylolysis. I had some nerve concerns prior to surgery and the lamina actually broke off and was floating. Since surgery all the nerve pain hads
Basically disappeared. Currently I am experiencing pain when I bend, sit or stand still, etc... On the right side of the incision in a particular Spot. I can put
My Finger on the spot and bend over and feel something move. I have had this pain going on 3 weeks now. Any ideas? Should I go back to the surgeon? Is this normal?
Also, I am still super sensitive to pressure on the incision itself and just to each side. Normal?
Thank you!!!

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It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

Here are some questions that you should answer:
  • - When did this first start?- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)- Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)- Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

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Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 05/18/15 11:09 est


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    You are talking about new symptoms that I would think need to be addressed to your doctor...for doctor to be able to assess and answer your questions.

    You ask about normal......
    What is normal for one is abnormal to another. Again, doctor needs to know any new symptoms.
    I wish you the best
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • Thank you. For your thoughts. I did contact my doctor yesterday and he is sending me to physical therapy first to see if that will help. If not we will do new X-rays and doc visit. I'm ok with that except I don't feel like it's a muscular issue. But who knows right, I'm not a doctor.
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