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15 months after l5s1 need opinions

I am now 15 months from l5s1 fusion.......but I feel worse! Leg pain gone but now my lower back is stabbing miserable pain into buttocks. Getting out of bed or from a chair is darn near tear jerking. How many people still feel like someone is stabbing them in the spine when sneezing or coughing?? I'm awaiting a cat scan and the only thing did gave me was muscle relaxers.....im down right miserable in pain. Any advice????



  • I have had good success with a tense unit and a very very strong back brace. I have a broken L2 right now.  I eat aleve like pez candy. I too have muscle relaxers, but then I fall asleep and I want to....have to be alert.

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,915

    Is it stabbing like nerve pain? As suggested above a tens unit might help.
    Have you tried a heating pad or ice packs? When is your CT scan?

    Below is link that might help you out with more ideas.

    Sciatica Treatment

    Hang in there and keep us posted.

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    Please read my  Medical History
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