I had Disc Fusion surgery on L5-S1 Disc March 6th, 2006. A piece of my left hip bone was extracted to use in the disc fusion. I am now 51 years old and I am still suffering with lower back pain. My Orthopedic Surgeon said in 2007 that this pain is a new onset and it seems to be around the L4 Disc area. He continued how he arrived at that conclusion is because I did so well right after the 3/6/2006 surgery. I did do well because a lot of the pain subsided but it did not all go away. I pushed myself to do well. I followed his instructions and wore the turtle shell back brace for 3 months after surgery. I also did Physical Therapy. I guess what I really need to know is, if you do not see damage in an X-Ray of my back around the L5-S1 disc, does it mean that my pain now could not be related to the same area? Please provide me with any literture available for after a L5-S1 surgery. I was injured at work and Workers Comp ruled in my favor for life. My companies, then, insurance provider does not want to open my case again. My job is at risk for 2.5 hours because I, was having and still am, an extreme amount of lower back pain. Pain shoots down my left buttocks and around to my left thigh. I just need someone elses opinion in this matter. I appreciate your help.View Thread
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