On July 18, 2008 (~11 weeks ago) I had spinal fusion from T3-L1. I feel great but get mild pain in different parts of the fusion areas, and also feel my back crack (like small chiropractic adjustments, or when you crack your knuckles) when I first lay down at night.
Is this a symptom of a failed fusion?
Should I have a lot of pain if this is the case?
Is it too early to make a judgement, and when should the back stop cracking (b/c it should be stabilized and not move)?
I'm just concerned because I'm 27yo and until my surgery was a very active, athletic individual. I know I won't be the same, but I would hate to live my life going in and out of surgery. Please advise. Thanks everyone.