I have a question. In September of 2006 I have a fusion L4, L5 and SI and have had to be on pain meds since it also created nerve damage in my right leg from the knee down where it is numb and my foot and now my foot is very weird and getting worse as far as how it fits in shoes, etc. Any way, my question is now when I do any standing for any length of time I am beginning to have middle of the back pain. Does this mean my middle back is now taking most of the load and I will begin to have major problems with it as well. I makes my whole back ache. I am so sick of taking pain meds, but they tell me which is true that I have a very very low tolerance for pain and because of that I feel pain 100 times more than the normal person. I am 67 and am wondering what it will be like when I get any older.
Answers would really be appreciated.