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Did you guys have improved back pain after you had surgery. That's one of the main reasons that I wanted to lose the weight cause my back pain is excruciating

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Definitely.

Pre-op back pain was pretty much constant. About once a month, more or less, my back would 'pop' and would be bedridden for days. Post-op after I lost the bulk of my bulk it has not happened again, about 18 years. The chronic pain also reduced dramatically.

Good luck,

Tek

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short answer: yes! upper/lower/mid back pain improved! as did foot pain, knee pain!

long answer: it got better, then it got bad again, and then better. apparently rapid weight loss results in weird aches and pains as your body musculature re-adjusts to your smaller size. lower back pain returned and i got a new hip pain, but then both went away.

aside: but one thing that was new and annoying and hasn't gone away is that get back pain now when i sleep on my stomach (i never had this problem before)...my guess is because now that i don't have a larger stomach to prop me up, my back is actually hyper-extending now when i'm on my stomach which results in pain in the morning. boo.

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Yes! I had debilitating back pain that was causing muscle weakness in my legs. I could barely walk up 2 steps, I couldn't do a flight of stairs. Every time I stood for more than 5 minutes I'd start to get intense spasms all across my lower back radiating down into my butt and the only way to stop them was to lay down. I got them when walking too. It severely limited my mobility...

I noticed a few weeks after surgery that the pain wasn't as bad. By 3 months post op the pain was gone!! I can walk as long as I want to now. I'm working on rebuilding the muscles that were weakened by the pain and inactivity. I'm so, so, SO grateful for my surgery and the pain relief. I was having to get injections into my SI joint every few months and I was still having the spasms every day... So glad to be free of those, man were they painful!

I am starting to get the hyperextension pain @ms.sss describes from sleeping on my stomach too. I guess because my spine has to curve in the other direction now that my stomach is going down! LOL

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Oh this gives me hope because this lower back pain is killing me. Between the surgery and my new matters mattress I'm hopeful again lol

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