Did any of you consider that it might be nerve pain I don't want to scare any of you but, I have had spinal fusion at L4 to S1, spinal fusion in November of 2004 and to this day have not had a free day that there was no pain !!!!
I have been going to PM for over two years now! When I stand ,walk ,bend, sit or lay down in the bed I wake up every 1 to 2 hours in pain and have been on morophine and percocet an a muscle relaxer and a sleeping pill before the surgery. Like I said I don't wan't to scare any of you but They have not found a diagnosis for the reason for all my pain and why I can't do anything any more, I am still trying to find the problem with my back and yes my legs hurt feel heavy and the lower part of my back feels like it is going to come in half there is a lot of heat a site on both sides of my back so I sit on ice more frequent than not, the pain meds seem only to make my pain somewhat tolerable so I can at least get up may be do a small amount of house work by that, I mean just get by no serious cleaning at all I have to have some one to come and clean at least 2 times a month. So don't let me discourage you some of you seem to be able to get good surgery and I have gotten a bad one I hope for the best for you and that your's dont give the problems that mine has me. I keep my hopes up for better day's, you do the same, yes!! there are people out there that have simular problems as you or worse! And yes this is a fantastic board we vent alot and try to give people different views of the facts.
Keeping every one in my prayers
everyone have a good day.Jerris