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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    still in pain

    I had my surgery 6 mths ago. Fused from T4 to L1. Before suregery I had pain standing and sitting. Now my pain is worse. No body knows why. Intercourse makes stiff from my neck down to my toes. Any insights.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Grass Valley, Ca
    I am at the six month point also. The pain is gone from before but I still have recovery pain that I hope will go away in time. I have numbness in my back, one butt cheek and thigh. Some times when tired I tend to lean forward. My hopes are that this pain will resolve within the next six months when muscles and nerves heal. And yes sex leaves me sore for a few days.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    west midlands, UK
    Im just over 6 months and I still have pain.
    Its different pain to what I had pre-op although if ive been on my feet too long it feels worse but im hoping it will improve.

    Im due to start some physio therapy so im hoping that will help with the muscle stiffness I have as I think thats whats causing most of my pain.

    Im still totally numb in the centre of my back and partially numb at the back of my right hip.
    Fused T2-L4 with costoplasty on 3/11/10

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Nice to see a local....Welcome to the board Sue and Sami.

    6 months is still guys will get there.

    I donít usually comment on sex here.......I might make post of the month. He he

    PT is a good thing.....I like the arm bikes for re-building the paraspinalís in the thoracic. Start slow and work up.
    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion

    My x-rays

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