Re: Sooo Stiff and Tight 8 Months after Lumbar Surgery
It takes us all different amounts of time to heal from spine surgery. I can't speak about the Dyneys that you had done as opposed to the fusion I had done. Your's allows movement, where my fusion does not.
Based on the surgery I had, it was the best option possible for me, by stopping movement at this level.
It could be that is also an issue for you too. I dont know. I just wanted to throw that out there.
Now you say you are "stiff". What is your pain levels during this time and once you get less "stiff" later in the day?
What is your therapist saying about your stiffness? Have you tried seeking out another therapist? I continue to utter that there are alot of really good ones and several GREAT ones. I've been to gobs of the cookie cutter types and then I was lucky to have my surgeon recommend my current PT and there is nothing like her. She has managed to help me in so many ways, to include working on helping me identify in my last PT a few months ago, that some of my issues were my own fear of working out more, for fear of injuring my spine further. She was sooooo right! At the moment.. I am doing fantastic! I am enjoying every minute of life at the moment. Hope it keeps going.
Umm.. There has to be a reason why you are still so tight and stiff each morning and I would suggest you get another surgeon's opinion to what might be causing it. And also look at your therapy.. is it the best for you, or should you try a rehab therapist that really knows their stuff on spine rehab.
I hope you get some more relief soon. Keep me posted.
"believe in the beauty of your dreams"- E. Roosevelt
L5/S1 bulging @ 18, now 46; still there (but no pain)
Fusion at L4/L5 Apr -2006
Solidly Fused Nov-2006
A Success, but still improving!
Last edited by Justoneofus; 07-23-2008 at 05:07 PM.