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... to take small frequent walks. This activity helps to stretch out the spinal nerves which keeps scar tissue from attaching to the nerves as it forms and fills in after surgery, during the first twelve weeks of recovery. I cannot emphasize this enough! ... (5 replies)
... ly pursue a SCS make sense. I don't know how it is in your part of the country, but many surgeons will not take on a surgical patient of another surgeon's until after one year has passed. In the case of fusion, six months is still early in recovery. ... (24 replies)
... bout what many of us did when we got home, or prepared for before going into the hospital. I found it invaluable! I also came back to this forum a LOT before and after surgery. ... (7 replies)

... The key to recovery is to take it slow and to keep you pain under control. ... (7 replies)
... ly telling me he had trouble with hardware placement .i found out from my current surgeonThat lack of stability caused a non union so my 2nd surgeon did revision PLIF And now I have all 6 screws. Been 12 months and still not fused so I have my fingers crossed. ... (7 replies)
... S1 in past 2 years. I can tell you that recovery is not too bad. The worst pain will be in hospital first 48 hrs. ... (7 replies)
... op to be less painful than after my hip surgeries. ... (7 replies)
... First, do not let the one year recovery frighten you. What that means is that it takes a good year for the new bone graft to develop fully and set up strong and hard. ... (7 replies)
... s and everyone appears to be much younger than I am which is a concern of mine. I will be two months shy of 62 when the surgery is done. I was told by my surgeon recovery will take up to a year. I am in severe pain now, unable to bend or stoop over, or lift more than 5 to 8 pounds. ... (7 replies)
... Let's put it this way. It is not unusual to feel very tired for months post surgery. Many people have residual nerve pain after the surgical wounds heal. ... (1 replies)
... And, can anyone advise on anything they did during recovery that helped them to feel better? ... (1 replies)
... Most people report that the whole experience of removing hardware is easier and recovery is much faster. When I had hardware removed, I had additional fusion, so can't comment from personal experience. ... (1 replies)
... Doctor says about two or three days in hospital, but not nearly as difficult recovery as the fusion surgery. I used to be so active and I am a slug. ... (1 replies)
... Why did you have two fusions in two years at the same location? (7 replies)
PLIF Operation
Aug 23, 2011
... If you are having an open surgery, as opposed to a minimally invasive one, I should think your recovery will be similar to any fusion patient's experience. You can look through old threads to see a variety of experiences that people have had. ... (3 replies)
... with it being two days away but optimistic that everything will go well and determined to do everything I can to remain strong, patient and positive during the recovery period. I wish you well in making your decison regarding your health problems and thank you for your good wishes toward mine. ... (7 replies)
... Your surgeon will restrict the amount of time you can sit after surgery whether it is comfortable, or not. Usually you will be able to sit for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. ... (7 replies)
May 30, 2011
... Just so you're prepared, I would say that the pain after PLIF is different from what you've been experiencing. Just be prepared for the first few days being really tough...but it does get better after that. ... (10 replies)
... n he thought it would because he had to cut all the scar tissue away from my nerve roots. A clean MRI doesn't necessarily mean there aren't problems, especially after you've already had surgery. ... (9 replies)
... Hi there frustrated. I have had several fusions done and I can honestly say that after the first couple of days, the pain was a lot less than what I experienced prior to surgery. ... (2 replies)

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