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Q. I have terrible back pain two years post spinal fusion surgery. Will it last forever?

Answered by
Sreenivasa Rao
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 27, 2020

Hello doctor,

I had a spinal fusion surgery down my entire back about two years ago when I was 17. I never had terrible back pain but as of recent, it is been somewhat bad. I feel like a 97-year-old woman. I have difficulty in sleeping because some positions just make the pain worse. Will this last forever?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your concern. In my opinion, post-surgery you should start work on a little bit of rehabilitation to strengthen the spinal muscles. That would have prevented these kinds of issues. Do not worry. I would like you to have a good recovery session frequently inside a pool and stretch your body to work on whole body flexibility within the limits it allows and progressively extend more. Do not try to push too hard as it will increase tightness.

I would like to know if you have any sort of pain and spasm or pins and needle sensation or tingling sensation anywhere in the upper and lower body. If so get yourself properly checked up with your surgeon.

I would also recommend you to be active. Keep moving around and hydrate yourself properly. Have good food and support yourself in every position properly especially those positions you are required to maintain for a longer period.

Kindly try these things and then let me know how you feel after three days.

I hope this helps.


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