... s1 fusion immediately after the surgery the pain stopped in my legs and for the first 3 months everything was good. ... (4 replies)
... Haves" that includes dozens of things that people found useful to have on hand after the hospital. Read through it to get an idea of what life will be like post surgery and often for several months afterward. ... (4 replies)
... Try to figure out a way to calm yourself prior to surgery. It truly makes the surgery itself go easier. Of course you are anxious, etc. You wouldn't be human if you weren't! But try to figure out a way to relax. ... (4 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)
... 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)
... My pm docter referd me to see a surgen that performs laser back surgery.I was scheduled for surgery with him but he was not in my insurance network.So i couldn't get surgery done.So i went to see a surgen referd by my insurance provider. ... (1 replies)
... op they will get ya all set up to go the surgeon anestologist will come in talk to you and off you go my surgery took 5 hrs but everyone is diff .... ... (8 replies)
... Hello all!
I'm having ALIF Surgery (l5-s1) in 10 days and, needless to say, I'm terrified.
It's my first ever sugery and of course I've managed to require a doozy.
Can anyone (everyone!!) tell me what to expect pre-op, post-op, recovery wise? Any tips on how to stop from having a panic attack in pre-op? LOL!
Thanks everyone! (8 replies)
... ave the ALIF scheduled, and yes, I am getting cold feet kind of, but has anyone else had foot pain associated with DDD and if so, did you get any relief from the ALIF surgery? ... (6 replies)
... L5 alif surgery and I am very scared. What is to be expected? ... (9 replies)
... I had ALIF surgery dec 16, and if I remember right, my belly was distended a lil. I am quite sure it is normal. ... (9 replies)
... Hi, I had ALIF surgery on Jan 20th, so 12 days ago. ... (9 replies)
... I am having ALIF surgery on dec. 16. A bit nervous but confident. I have suffered with back problems on and off for years. BUT....in april of this year.... ... (0 replies)