I had incredible pain and my back was bad enough that my surgeon bypassed physical therapy before surgery. My L3/L4 TLIF was June 20. The relief was so great I described my pain after surgery as a 2. I got up and walked twice the day of surgery and once I even walked the whole floor at the hospital. I was going so great. This last Friday, I went in for my 2-month x-rays to make sure everything was ok. The surgeon was extremely happy. I told him my pain had been increasing and he said it was normal for the 2-month time frame. The day after, I could hardly get out of bed. Since then, I have been in agony. All of my pain was always at the belt line and down the left side. Now is it at the belt line and down the right side - with good x-rays. I have a good friend that is a chiro - he doesn't twist. He just examined me and said that everything was in line and there was no reason that I should be hurting. What hurts is getting out of or moving in bed, sitting down or getting out of a chair.
The only thing I can think of it that until last week I was very active and last week while still being active I was not able because of scheduling to set aside time every day to walk. Has anyone else faced this at around the 2 month time?