Hello all. I'm new to this whole posting thing, but I thought maybe someone out there has some insight.
I had ALIF (anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) done on L5-S1 this past June. After the recovery period, I began feeling so good. My doctor was amazed at how fast I was healing. Fusion is complete and I thought I was on my way. Unfortunately in December, the back pain started back up. Shortly after, it subsided and approximately a month ago it came back after I put my rather chunky one year old down on the floor one day. I spent about a week "resting" it as much as you can with a 3 year old and 1 year old. However, for the past month it has just gotten a little worse every day. Today it is killing me and I finally caved in and am going to the doctor on Thursday.
Just wondering if anyone has had similar experiences. I was just so excited that the pain was almost completely gone, and now it seems as if it's never left. Just wondering if maybe physical therapy or a chiropractor might help. I'm taking 2 norco a day and feel horrible that 10 months post surgery I'm still taking them. Today I've taken 2 norco and 2 ibuprofren and have gotten absolutely no relief.
Anyone who has some insight, it would be greatly appreciated!