How long will the pain last?
It will be a year come March 11th since I had a bad fall in the shower. I fractured my spine and had a fusion of L1 and L2 with instrumentations. I am an art teacher, on my feet all day - work art on a cart so I am floating from room to room. Seven classes from Kindergarten to grade 6. I am exhausted that I am in bed by 6:30-7:00 every night! I start my day out feeling great but then by 11:00 I start to stiffen up and the pain starts to return. I had been swimming to keep the back feeling good - the pool is closed until further notice so I am finding it hard to find relief. I used to be able to workout with a trainer and would love to be able to do that again, but the pain makes me nervous. The fusing has fused in August. My surgeon was wonderful and said it could take 12 to 18 months before I am myself again. I am just wondering, how much longer does this pain last? will there be relief anytime soon? I am considering PT again. Any ideas or suggestions would be great appreciated!