Response to Bee:This is my first posting here, and just wondering if you can help. I had a fusion L4 L5 L5 S1 in May. I have this awful unbearable pressure/knot feeling in my lower back. It is unbearable some days and I just have to lye down after a few hours up most days with it. I am wondering if anyone can help, I have spoken to my neuro about it and he doesnt know what is causing it.
I am 6 months after L5/S1 fusion -- I have the same feeling still! The tightness is often unbearable and I have tried to explain to my surgeon as well that I am so frustrated with trying to determine when this feeling will be gone. I try to do some form of exercise everyday - mostly just walking and some water therapy. If anyone has comments, I would love to hear. Hang in there, Bee.