View Full Version : Scar tissue probably caused pain

02-23-2007, 11:26 AM
Saw my surgeon today regarding an episode this past weekend of pain going down one leg; unable to move leg or walk on it for 24 hours. He said that this type of event is usually scar tissue moving which irritates a nerve root and generally calms down on its own. This type of thing can happen for the first year or two of healing after surgery.

I also asked about my lower back/hip pain and he feels it is sciatic joint inflammation which has continued since before the surgery (7 months post-op). He is referring me for a month of physical therapy to specifically target it. Will let you know how things go.

age 48
posterior surgery 7/24/06
for S curve, T72,L77
50% correction

Karen Ocker
02-23-2007, 03:55 PM
I had similar issues especially when doing new activities. This streches the scar tissue. Not a bad thing in my experience though. Because one becomes "loosened up".