I had a fusion on 3/1/19 at my L4-5 level. I had two discectomys at that level in the year prior to the fusion.
I am still in so much pain! My surgeon has ordered a CT to see if I have a loose screw and then we'll be doing an MRI after if that is normal to see if a different level is causing this intense, constant pain. I have been in PT since 4 weeks post-OP and have been trying to stay active since that is suppose to really help. I have a torn ACL from my accident so the more I walk, the more that hurts. Ugh! I had an injection in my knee a few weeks ago that has helped.
For those that had a successful fusion, how long were you in pain after? I know each case is so different. I am starting to get the impression that it is not normal to still be in this much pain.