Severe back pain after surgery?
From: Gina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu Nov 18 08:19:08 1999
I know Chris has experienced this, wondering if anyone else has? I have
always had a semi-weak back but only rarely have I ever hurt it badly
enough to seek treatment which was usually muscle relaxers for 2 days
and a couple pain pills.
After my 2nd surgery in 2 months this summer (last surgery was 2 months
ago now), I had severe back & neck pain. It went down my leg and my
foot went numb, often. My right arm also went numb from the neck pain.
I went to the Dr. and he referred me to a physical therapist for
treatment. We assumed it was from the position I had been put into at
the surgery, dorsal lithotomy. But here it is 2 months after surgery, I
have been going to physical therapy 3x a week since then getting moist
heat, electro stimulation and ultra sound on both areas, plus gentle
exercise. I am not feeling any improvement and in fact my back seems to
be getting worse.
I have an appt. with a chiropractor tomorrow just to get an xray and
exam (I hate chiro's they always hurt me more, LOL, so I won't let him
touch me). I am only 36 and I feel so crippled from this pain and
inability to do normal things!
Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas what it is from and why it's
not healing? My PT thought maybe it was from adhesions on my spine or
near it??? I have also been having pain in my lower left abdomen and hip
area. This new abdominal pain just started about 10 days ago.