Hi Everyone, I'm new to this and this is my first time joining a forum so please bear with me. I'm 51 and had a total hip replacement of the left hip, August 18 and then the right hip December 2018. I still use crutches to move around and experience a lot of muscle pains which I expected. The Physiotherapist said i'm doing well and she doesn't seem too concerned. However since having surgery I have been suffering with excruciating lower back pain, my consultant has said that i have 3 bulging disk in the lower spine. This has limited my mobility tremendously and I'm only able to walk or stand for approximately 5 mins, then having to sit for about 4/5 minutes while the burning, crushing and throbbing sensation passes. As soon as I stand to continue, within 5 mins I have to sit again and so on until my task is complete. This has stopped me returning to work or even leaving the house now. My GP has prescribed Tramadol to control the pain but the pain in my back is still unbearable.
Has anybody else experienced this type of back pain after having surgery? and if so what helped you? I would appreciate any advice that would enable me to get back to some sort of normality. I would like add before this I never suffer with back pain.
Looking forward to a reply