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what causes extreme fatigue after lumbar spinal fusion and is this normal Im 2 weeks post op


Posted by Connie

I can hardly get by without taking a nap every 3-4 hours
 
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My fusion was in 2006 and my fatigue has gotten better, but I still cannot go longer than 3 hours running errands or just being up and around.  I am also looking for an answer to our problem.  Doctors haven't been much help. 
Could be as simple as the medications causing fatigue.  Also, a serious surgery such as low back fusion surgery, your body has to do a certain amount of healing so fatigue is somewhat normal.  Worst case scenario is an infection, may want to speak with the doctor to make sure.
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