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pain after 7 weeks

had fusion of L5 and S1 still having pain unable to stand more than 5 minutes and walking almost immettatly. Is it normal?

Guy Leclerc


  • If you haven't called your surgeon yet, you may want to just so they know how your feeling. That being said, fusion is a major surgery that alters your body. It's not uncommon for nerves to be still be agitated 7 weeks post op. But, it's always better to check with your doctor to see what they say.

    Keep your head up!!

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • I agree with EMS guy. Only your surgeon has a unique window into whether what you’re experiencing is normal at this stage. Best to give him a ring IMO.

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  • I hope you’ve talked to your Dr. I called my PA weekly with questions. The most important thing for me is walking. Did you talk to a physical therapist after surgery? I’m 6 weeks post op & still have pain but can control it with meds. I walk 2 miles a day & most days I have to force myself, but I do it.

    Talk to your Dr. I feel you should be further along but I’m not a Dr, just another patient. Good luck.

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