... Not sure how old you are, but it sounds like yout low back is worn out! I had the same surgery using alif and plif day one then two. It is a very big surgery and it takes a long time to recover and get off narco pain meds. First 100 days are pretty awful and you wont be very mobile. ... (33 replies)
... I too was in a MVA; mine was in 2005. I was T-Boned on the left driver side. It was a high impact accident that broke my left hip, pelvis (inferior and superior pubic rami, pubic symphisis, damage of both SI joints, Sacrum & (left side never the same & cracks throughout) L5-S1 damage. I went on to heal, have a normal life until 7-1/2 years post accident. Due to aging and... (6 replies)
... Thanks for experiences. I will keep on educating myself other wise might end up worst, "heaven forgive". Another surgery is out the question for me unless life threatening. I just feel that maybe just maybe, I shouldn't of done ALIF surgery. ... (10 replies)
... under my cars to work on or work my honey do list on my house. This is a first I heard about scar tissue creating more problems. This scar was created because of ALIF surgery I assume? ... (10 replies)
... L5. Surgery failed no improvement. ... (10 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)