I can't get comfortable, any suggestions?
Posterior lumbar fusion @ L4,5 & S1 in May 2010 now experiencing terrible muscle spasms, pain to lower back that extend to left butt and back of left leg. (pain and numbs was I. Right leg before surgery). I cannot take any pain medicine with codeine or it's derivatives, which pretty much leaves me with IBU and muscle relaxers (don't do anything- so I don't take them) massage therapy helps, but of course comp won't pay.
So, I'm getting to the point again where standing and sitting hurt. I am almost ready to give up sleeping in bed as I am so uncomfortable despite using pillows under my knees/ or between them when on my sides. I do go to the recliner but eveni amnot guaranteed comfort.
Does anyone have any tips, suggestions that worked for them.