In October 2017, I had spinal fusion on C5 and C6. In April 2018, I had C6 and C7 joined. Today, I still have shoulder muscles that refuse to relax. The result is I am in pain daily.
I am concerned about being on pain meds for over a year. I am concerned about what I can do when my disability expires in October 2019.
I am too old for social security disability.
My question is whether or not anyone else may have had spinal fusion surgery that resulted in long lasting pain. I believe that my pain will eventually pass but it has yet to do so.
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Well I has spinal fusion surgery in 2013 they put 2 18 inch rods in my back to do a multi level fusion from a few crushed vertebrae starting at l4-5 s1 but any who I want you to know that every one is different and as for me I still suffer from pain daily . I was 27 when this happened and have come along way but I have never gotten my quality of life back that I was accustom to another words things I used to take for granted I dread doing things even fun things like going to the beach it sucks because I know I want to go but by the time I get there and walk I can't even enjoy it due to the amount of pain I'm in .I hope you have a good support system it helps a lot .I hope this helps and wish you a speedy recovery