Well it's been almost 10 months...Generally feeling better and better and stamina getting better too.........BUT recently been hearing...or more like feeling a slight crunching and grinding noise in the low back area..I had a L3-
L4 posterior fusion.
Has anyone felt anything similar??
Any feedback will be helpful....I also have been getting some slight numbness
in my right foot (3rd/4th toes right before the pinky toe) this is the leg where I had severe sciatica and my Dr said the L4 nerve was extremely compressed.
~ hi ~ LAF, I would definitely run this by your Doctor because I can honestly say I didn't experience what you describe with either of my surgeries and of course you want to make sure everything is OK with the instrumentation and your healing and fusing correctly. Have you fused yet? My cervical Fusion it took close to 1 year to fuse and I had to use a a Cervical Stim to help it fuse. But, I didn't notice any strange crunching in my neck. It sounds like your feeling good - which is wonderful.
But, I think it's a good idea to find out about the crunching, to at least put your mind at ease. I would call this week to see if you can at least talk to your surgeon.
Keep in touch and let us know what you find out.
You're in my thoughts
~ Fiona Jo ~