Pain Management/spine


Hi,   I had major spinal surgery four years ago.  Of the procedures done, one was a five level lumbar fusion.  I'm now having pain above this major fusion.   What do you suspect is causing this pain.  I will be having a Mir in about two months.   Thanks. Steven.  6/21

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Hi, Steven,

The answer:  muscular contractions

Every wound triggers them; people tighten up around the site of the wound.  Surgery is a wound.

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You may write, again, if you want my recommendation as to what to do to clear the pain up.  

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