... Hi - I just had L5-S1 minimally invasive fusion surgery, so if you have questions, ask away. What is your diagnosis?
Best, B (2 replies)
Sorry you need surgery, but you have come to the right place to find others who will understand your pain, fears, etc.
Do you have a date yet? Will you have someone with you when you return home? (2 replies)
... step with my left leg, it feels like someone is stabbing me in the lower back on my left side. Hopefully I can get some answers tomorrow when I call. I knew this surgery was going to be a long recovery, and I was prepared for that. This new pain really has me worried and I really hope I haven't done something to mess it up. ... (1 replies)
... I just want to introduce myself and say Hi. I have been lurking here for awhile. I just seen my surgeon and found out I will be having alif surgery on my lower back here soon. So far he is talking l5 s1 but may include l4. ... (2 replies)
... It feels like instrumentation is the source of pain, but no way to confirm. One note on instrumentation, three level surgery and less than eight pedicle screws. ... (2 replies)
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... Welcome to the board.
From my experience with two lumbar fusions, I would say that four months is a very optimistic time frame! In the US we are more likely to be told that it takes a good year to recover from fusion, and nerves can take even longer.
Sometimes during the surgery, if a nerve is compressed, the surgeon has to really "work" to get a nerve freed up. ... (5 replies)
... I had a ALIF and in 2013 i found out it was a failed fusion. ... (4 replies)
... I've seen two spine specialists that are more recommending surgery if I want a permanent fix. ... (0 replies)
... I also investigated options for L5-S1 and ultimately decided that an ADR was not for me. My research is now several years old, but I was told that the possible revision surgery required to replace an artificial disc after 10-15 years was very risky. I did have spine specialists recommend it, but I felt more comfortable with ALIF. I sought opinions from very well-regarded spine... (2 replies)
... e surgeons prefer doing a fusion one way over another...for example, mine is not a fan of doing a fusion using minimally invasive techniques. He prefers an open surgery where he has a better opportunity to see what is going on around the specific area where he is about to operate. ... (2 replies)
... First, were your discectomies open surgery where you had a larger incision or were they minimally invasive? ... (1 replies)
... Hope someone out there can help me. I am age 50, female and in excellent shape before anterior ALIF surgery. ... (7 replies)
... S1 discectomy surgery in 2006 done by a neurosurgeon. I developed scar tissue but it never caused any problems. About 2 years after that surgery i had another part of that disc fragment off. I had leg pain for a couple months but the doctors said it was a small enough piece that my body would absorb it. ... (1 replies)
... My ALIF surgery was on 9/14, the screw removal was on 9/18 and the infection surgery was 9/28. My meds are diluadid and roxycodone. (6 replies)
... i had alif surgery on l5 s1 about 4 weeks ago ,during the first surgery a nerve was pierced with a screw .so there was a second surgery to remove the screw and then i got an infection which required a third surgery. i am excruciating pain both back buttock and leg . ... (6 replies)
... s1 broad tearing of annular fibers mild bulge and some loss of disc height. I am have ALIF surgery on May 4th with out a cage and with a plate. ... (13 replies)
... I am 31, and have scoliosis mostly thoracic curve and pretty advanced Stenosis in my L1 and down. L5 is severe, and awaiting ALIF surgery. I just got insurance go ahead, now just waiting for the general surgeon, and neurosurgeon to have a date they can agree on. ... (5 replies)
... I had ALIF surgery, I am 12 days out and my main complaint is severe leg pain...mostly in my left leg. Is this normal? ... (1 replies)
... Hello has anyone had Alif surgery for a herniated disc and a grade 4 annular disc tear at L5 S1 level ? ... (3 replies)