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8 Days Post Op from Anterior Lumbar Fusion
In Aug of 2014 I had anterior cervical fusion C3-C5 and laminectomy. I had maybe 4 days of pain and after that I was great. The surgery was a complate success and I regained strength and mobility very quickly.
8 days ago I had an anterior lumbar fusion L4-S1 and laminectomy. Nothing is the same. I am still in pain and due to my allergies I can not take pain medication. I am very weak, mostly from not sleeping. The steady pain I can handle, but I keep having spasms and the pain is indescribable. It locks my body takes my breath. It happens whenever I get up and sometimes in my sleep.
Is it normal to still be experiencing this kind of pain 8 days out? This recovery is so different I'm afraid my body is rejecting the fusion.