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 04-26-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
seadog54 HB User
Four months post L4,L5 fusion

Overall I feel so much better, no pain down my leg, but my back muscles are very painful at times. Is this normal? My work isn't very understanding of me not being able to work as normal. So I'm concerned that this is in my head at times. My doctor states that I'm doing everything right and need time to heal. I'm able to walk around my house without my back brace but not able to go anywhere without it. I walk and go to physical therapy two times a week. Any advise on how long to feel normal again.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-27-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oak Hill, VA
Posts: 3,506
ibake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB User
Re: Four months post L4,L5 fusion

[COLOR="Navy"]It often takes six months to see fusion...and you need to realise that this was major surgery. It can take up to a full year to feel "normal" again. But you have to realise that your new normal won't be the same as your old normal.

When you have surgery like this, nerves are moved around, and they don't like that at all. It takes time for the nerves to settle down and for the pain to settle down. This will come when the swelling inside goes down also. But it takes time for that to happen. The fact that you are back at work will also slow down your recovery time. But your doctor was right, it takes time and that is what you need to have time and patience. The pain down your butt and legs is normal and will disappate as everything heals...

good luck-and keep walking. It 's good therapy[/COLOR]

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-28-2010, 08:56 AM   #3
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
seadog54 HB User
Re: Four months post L4,L5 fusion

Thank you. It always great to hear that I'm going down the right path.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
metatarsal fusion 3 months ago and still swollen pam000005 Foot & Ankle Problems 5 03-08-2010 04:52 AM
6 months post op L4-5 fusion- problems.... anyone? marshrose Back Problems 7 02-25-2010 05:32 PM
4 months post op 2 level plif fusion with instrumentation NLena Back Problems 7 03-27-2009 11:41 PM
9 months after microdiskectomy and getting worst trino Back Problems 2 11-20-2006 08:52 PM
Four months post op fusion/update msmona Back Problems 4 06-02-2006 07:20 PM




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




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:43 PM.



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