Per an earlier forum post, I'm currently recovering from PLIF - lumbar fusion surgery (L4/L5). However, I'm having a horrible time with back muscle spasms that are so severe that I'm actually worried that they'll create new problems and maybe even screw up the healing of my wound and maybe even cause me to fall and hurt myself even further. I'm wondering if anyone else has had to deal with this issue, and if so, if there was any successful treatment.
When I say massive lower back muscle spasms, I mean MASSIVE. They usually occur when I'm lying down on the bed - the softer the bed, the worse the spasms. I'm now sleeping in a chair on upright in bed. I'm so tired. Anyone else had to deal with post-op spasms like this? How have you treated them?