It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-20-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1
carlaanna HB User
5 months after surgery still pain??

I had surgery 5 months ago. I had three discs replaced l3,4,& 5. I have 2 rods, 2 plates and 6 3" screws. They also took bone from my hip. It now aches deep inside. My low back feel like i have a cinder block roped onto my back. The pain is better than before surgery but it is a different kind of pain now. How long will this last. My doc has dropped me down to lortab 5 and sometimes i have to take 2 to control it. He wants me to start physical therapy also and I am terrified that it will result in more surgery. Has anyone else had the surgery i've had and still having trouble?

 
Old 08-21-2004, 05:31 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 14
dustystar30 HB User
Re: 5 months after surgery still pain??

Hi Carlaanna,
I am so sorry for all your pain, I know what you are going through. I had my surgery back 9 months ago and still in very much pain. It is also radiating down my butt and leg again. I was let go from my doctor unless I have more trouble then he wants to see me. So that is what I am doing this month. I am still on 10mg of lortabs and another medication neurotin for the nerve pain but its not helping either. I went to PT already and it was a nightmare, hurt like you know what. I hope you have alot of luck. I don't want to scare you anymore then you already are. I would take your medication before you go and let them know if it hurts you. I told them and they didn't make me do it. Then they would stop that one for a while and then try it again. I wish you all the luck and get well soon. Dustystar30

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-21-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,128
carol632 HB User
Re: 5 months after surgery still pain??

[I]Your doctor needs to listen to you....insist on another MRI just to see how things are and that all the hardware is intact and where it is supposed to be. Scar tissue could be causing some of your pain.
When/if you go to PT, do NOT let them push you. If something causes pain, stop! You can expect soreness, but not increased pain or pain while doing the exercises. All my doctors have told me that....never do any exercise or motion that causes more pain or new pain.
Let us know how it goes.

Carol[/I]
__________________
2 lami's, 3 fusions
bone spur removal
cerv. fusion, 1 level
morphine pump

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Pain in ight side after gallbladder surgery Meganlp Gallbladder 22 02-27-2011 08:29 AM
Tingling after Foot Surgery sorepaws Foot & Ankle Problems 0 04-30-2010 08:06 AM
S/P OATS 2 months: Osteotomy Slipped mstreet2379 Foot & Ankle Problems 2 07-08-2009 08:22 PM
4 months post op 2 level plif fusion with instrumentation NLena Back Problems 7 03-27-2009 10:41 PM
18 Months after TrippleArthrodesis for club foot,Need help to deal with complication pranay Foot & Ankle Problems 0 03-17-2009 02:38 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Ibuprofen
Lyrica
Morphine
Neurontin
Oxycontin
  Percocet
Soma Tylenol
Valium
Vicodin







All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:33 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!