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Spinal Fusion Surgery

I had spinal Fusion on April 12, 2016, of the L 5 and L 6 . I thought I was doing really well till August when I developed hip pain and lower back pain. I can't sleep all night I wake up with spasms and pain in my back and I have to get up and sit in a recliner. I saw an Orthopedic Dr. Had an Mri and bone scan and it doesn't show any reason for pain . Didn't even mention arthritis. Dr said I need a hip replacement because I may have arthritis. I never had this pain before surgery. I went back to my family physician and he is trying me on a nerve pill but I haven't seen any improvement. I am getting very depressed and it is affecting my work and life.
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  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510
    JanetKray

    Welcome to the Spine-Health forums.

    So you saw an orthopedic Dr, but did you see your surgeon, your spine specialist?

    It isn't really unusual for some pain to come back a few months after surgery - I don't know why, but members including me report it. But yours has persisted for 2 months, which seems unusual.

    If it were me, I would want to get more information before considering hip surgery. That could be the cause, maybe even likely be the cause - it could just be a new thing. But I would want so work harder on ruling out nerve pain after your fusion surgery.

    Please click on the following link for some helpful information to get you started with the forums: Welcome to Spine-Health

    Bruce

    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

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