The most common causes of back pain after surgery include:
Recurrent disc herniation
Recurrent disc herniation can cause radiating pain, which shoots down your leg. This usually happens after a discectomy or spinal fusion.
Scar tissue buildup around the nerve root can cause radiating pain, similar to that caused by a disc herniation. This sometimes happens after a discectomy or fusion.
Adjacent segment disease
Adjacent segment disease, which is often seen after spinal fusion, happens when the treated vertebral segment is fine, but the segment above or beneath it develops a problem. Usually, this means that the facet joints that join the vertebrae develop painful arthritis or some other kind of degeneration.
After a spinal fusion, your muscles can sometimes work too hard to adapt to the new hardware. This can trigger back pain.
Regardless of the cause of your back pain following surgery, Pain Care Boise offers treatments to address the original problem and get you out of pain for good.