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Just over 4 months post PLIF L2-L5. Still have difficulty sleeping in a bed.

JakotsuJJakotsu Posts: 212
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Prior to surgery I could had NEVER slept in a chair sitting straightup, but since the surgery that is most comfortable to me.

At first I could not lay flat at all without horrid pain, for the first 2.5 months I slept sitting straightup in a chair (Could not even sleep in a recliner).

At 3 months I started being able to sleep for a few hours in the bed but had to go to the chair in the middle of the night due to back pain flaring up (dull ache which worsend the longer I laid in bed).

At 4 months now I can sleep in a bed for 3-4 hours before going to the chair. I don't even lay flat always on my sides. If I work I manage to sleep 6 hours (after working a 13-14 hour night shift). But still end up in the dang chair.

Did anyone else have this problem?


  • I just roll and spasm and roll.... but even in a chair I have pain after an hour or so......I'm still wearing a brace when I go out..and in to my second month of PT
    3 TIMES A WEEK..and I'm at 3 months. I see you are around 8 or 9 mounths now? did it get better??
    I have been off pain pills for 4 weeks (bad effects)
    and being Straight edge, I use White willow bark for pain.....but there is still it seems ever growing pain?
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