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... Hi board -- Always appreciated reading these from other so wanted to do my own check in. Surgery was 'success' they were originally planning on putting a bracket on the posterior side but said my bone structure wouldn't allow it or something. So it was mainly an ALIF but they did go through the back to do some bone grafting, so I have incisions on both sides. ... (4 replies)
... I do not understand the ongoing seromas....but I think you are correct that it would be difficult to find another spine surgeon who would look at you this soon after surgery performed by another surgeon. Surgeons really dislike having to re operate on another doctor's patient. ... (4 replies)
... It is important to think of fusion as a last resort, after all conservative treatments have been tried and failed. ... (1 replies)

... atients are not expecting as it is usually sold as a "less invasive," muscle sparing procedure compared to ALIF or PLIF. Some doctors tend to make it sound like recovery will be easier than in reality it turns out to be. ... (2 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)
... I have surgert coming up soon.. TLIF actually min invasive and seen you tube video diarys and want opinions on what I should expect.. I assume the 1st weeks will be HELL.. Is the pain terrible in recovery? I will be on a PCA in my room but scared the pain will be hard to control b/c of the opiates i've been on for years.. I will have dilaudid fot iv push if PCA with morphine... (2 replies)
... everybody is different, everybody's case is different. Having only one level fused makes a big difference in recovery and higher sucsess rate. ... (6 replies)
... I had weird new pains after my fusion. ... (6 replies)
... weeks ago...I have been walking for recovery these last two weeks....something I hadn't done for many months before the surgery... ... (6 replies)
... If my doctor tried to move me the first day after surgery I probably would have smacked him in the chop's ! For real , this is a very LONG road to recovery..If you recover. Some do, some don't.. ... (5 replies)
... Before my surgery, my doctor very much underplayed the recovery from a fusion. That seems to be pretty typical, from what I've read here. The doctors don't want to scare their patients away from surgery. ... (5 replies)
... I went back to work full time after that surgery in 3 weeks. I teach adults, and am hoping if nothing else, I can get into work and be able to direct them. Teach a two year college tech. program. ... (5 replies)
... disc there and right above. Pain in the extreme lower back, right side, plus radicular pain in right leg all the way down. Pain usually subsides with sitting, after a few mins. ... (5 replies)
... let you know what's going on. Glad to hear your recovery is going well. ... (3 replies)
... In my case my surgeon wrote the PT order 16 weeks after surgery. In my 35 years of back problems I have been to many different PT's. My surgeon recommended this PT for my post surgery recovery. ... (5 replies)

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