L5 - S1 Laminectomy and Fusion with Instrumentation - How long does pain last?
I just had L5 - S1 Laminectomy and Fusion with Instrumentation on July 2. They crushed my lamina and used it for the fill for the fusion, along with a plastic spacer. the instrumentation used is two rods with four screws.
I am in a LOT of pain. I am on 3 times the pain meds I was on pre-op. It is different pain, probably incision and instrumentation. It hurts most to lean my back up against anything, making it diffficult to sit. My bed I can lie on my back because it is a sleep number. My # is 5. My husband said I am a cat.
I have a recliner but it hurts so much to sit in it. I tried pillows but it still hurts. I was thinking of a long rectangular air cushion or gel cushion to put in it. Any ideas?
I also have pain in my thoracic back right above the incision. hoping i didnt already transfer the stress to higher level.
Last edited by Mod08; 07-09-2008 at 09:51 PM.
Reason: Lumbar back problems belong on the back problem board; therefore, your thread has been moved.