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Tiredness, back pain after spinal fusion. Part of the healing process?

I had a spinal fusion S1 L5 (lower back) and it has been 9 weeks since my op. Im extremely tired. Could this be part of the healing process or something else. i also cannot find a comfortable sleeping position. If i lay for too long on either sides or on my back, my back hurts. The last week I also expiernce some level of pain when i drive and walk for too long...
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is common for back pain to persist for a few weeks after surgery. For this, physiotherapy would be very useful. IFT or ultrasound therapy can help in relieving pain.

You may also require pain relieving medications for a few days, such as tramadol or ibuprofen.

Please ensure that you increase your activities in a graded fashion so that you do not feel tired. Please also check your BP, blood sugar and hemoglobin, etc. If they are low, they can contribute to tiredness.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar Md DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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