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    After spinal fusion, back swells when it rains or snows.
    leggman24 posted:
    I had spinal fusion surgery about 4 years ago. It was L5-S1. Now it seems anytime we have any percipitation at night(rain, snow, or just frost), my back swells and is very stiff. No percipition, i have nothing. My question is this normal, or is there something that i can do about it? I also live in Ohio and our weather sucks here.
    bj1208 responded:
    Hi Leggman24 - welcome to the support group -

    I had same operation 5 yrs ago and I can tell what the weather is going to do! LOL what I would suggest is that you see a pain management specialist one who specializes in PHYSIATRIST Pain where they can monitor your back and order physical therapy.

    Having surgery can cause many things to happen - those being scar tissue, soft tissue damage, muscle tightness and also arthritis to develop. it would be a good idea to get a head start on this.

    I live in MO so we have similar weather and it does suck here too.

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