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Hi on the 18 August 2018 I had alif surgery,

Hi on the 18 August 2018 I had alif surgery, the first 3 weeks was heaven I had no back pain just a sore tummy in wound area and felt like I'd done a 1000 sit ups. After 3 weeks my left bottom cheek start to ache then spreading across my lower back and struggled to lift my left leg as it hurt so much. I saw my specialist 6 weeks post op and he said my sacroiliac joints had become inflamed. He said he would normally see me in 6 months but said he wanted to see me in 6 weeks which is on the 20th Nov. I have pain in coccyx area and when I do pelvic movements it hurts. My psyhio said it was my piriformis that's playing up and I need to do stretching to release them. If this is the case and I do the stretches why doesnt it release off? I can be ok for a short while and then it starts in my bum again. Today has been an awful day, I changed a light bulb and with my arms up my higher back felt like I'd been stabbed where my bra sits and I couldn't get my breathe for quite a while. Please can you tell me what's happening! I stand to lose my business and everything if I can't get back to work soon, I'm a self employed painter/decorator. I'm 11 weeks post op and just don't feel stronger enough to go back to work or confident enough with this awful ache and pain. I worked for 5 years with a bulging disc and looked for answers every day about my back, after going private and having a alif the last thing i thought would be me looking for answers again. Please help
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Eleanor collins
Tue, 6 Nov 2018
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