I had correction surgery on 22 jan. I was initially taking 300 mg gabapentin three times daily for the pain. Since about four weeks post op I've had horrendous nerve pain like burning stabbing in the left side of my thoracic area. My rib hump was on the right. I didn't need costoplasty. My fusion is T5-L1 so I'm still quite flexy in lower back. Initially I had very little use in my arms because of the pain it caused in the left side of my back. I had my six week check and was told the pain is normal because of muscle disruption. I've had my gabapentin upped to 400mg three times daily. I also take regular paracetamol and codeine but it doesn't really touch the pain. My question is have you all had this pain and how long did it last?? What meds helped?? Gp also said my muscles and full of knots and has referred me for Physio. Would be interested to hear any similar experiences.
Ps I still love my straight back and don't regret the surgery for a minute.😃