I had major back pains post-op. They didn't start until I started regaining my strength about a month after surgery. But OMG, it was horrible! I even went to my chiropractor, but there wasn't much he could do because of the incision.
What ended up working for me was pain meds (obviously) combined with putting Biofreeze on my back. Biofreeze is similar to icy-hot I suppose. It works great!
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006 Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
1st Surgery for J-Pouch: May 22, 2009 - need 2 more surgeries, dates TBD
Canasa ; Rowasa enemas; Lialda; Prednisone; Protonix; Remicade; Zyrtec-D; Toprol; various pain meds post-surgery;
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex
Current Status: Aug, 2009 - Recovering from the 1st stage of J-Pouch surgery; temp ileostomy; 2 more surgeries to go as there was too much damage to create a J-pouch