... Hi, lawrence1958. Let me start out by saying everyone is different, has different reactions to recovery. I was 43 yrs old when I had a L5/S1 fusion in 2013. Knocking on wood and thanking God, it was extremely successful. I went and got two different opinions from the orthopedic surgeons. They told me different things. I was not feeling the numbness or tingling only in... (1 replies)
... With a TLIF there are a couple places where things can go wrong as they are attempting to stabilize from both the anterior and posterior position. ... (4 replies)
... The Er was a joke and i can get a referral and be in by next week only problem is no one will perscribe methadone i have all my records showing thats what ive been on for 3 years they still won't do it and as bad as i hurt i don't want to be a guinea pig again i know what works and because you ask for something by name ur a drug seeker and im the kind of person to tell them to... (4 replies)
... I'm sorry to hear that you're in such pain. Have you tried showing up at the ER? Or if you have your old doctor's contact info, couldn't you ask for a referral and that he pass your records on to another doctor? He's got to have some contacts or colleagues who could look at your case. Good luck! (4 replies)
... Yes i am in US had my surgery at Duke University in Nc the problem is my doctor left and went to Texas he told me call in may to schedule my 6 month follow up and his case load would be taken care of but when I called i was told to find a new doctor thry still didn't have a replacement for him. Well for the last 6 months i have called every back dr in town no one will see me... (4 replies)
... If anyone has had more pain after surgery i would love to hear from you the first 3 months were fine no more leg pain but after 5 months started getting pains ive never had before and i cant get out of bed for more then a hour. I have only been seen once since my surgery at 3 month follow up because my dr left the practice and im still waiting to see his replacement which is... (4 replies)
... Hows your recovery going so far hope all is well. In January of this year I had tlif l5-s1 fusion immediately after the surgery the pain stopped in my legs and for the first 3 months everything was good. Well at my 3 month post op my surgeon told me he was leaving the practice and by my next follow up I would be seen by his replacement well that still hasn't happened and im at... (4 replies)
... and am scheduled for a TLIF 2 level and foraminotomy...I am 57, have a defibrilator implanted, have undergone 2 AFIB ablations and am a type 2 diabetic... ... (2 replies)
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... Hi to all the recoveries,
I am just around 4 weeks post op from L5-S1 TLIF, one level fusion. I have my first op xray this week and see my Neurosurgeon on Monday the 29th. I am still in a moderate amount of pain and have decreased my pain meds from 6 Percocet per day (5/325 mg) to 4 perc per day. Tylenol xtra strength does not help with the pain :(. The pain I had prior to... (4 replies)
... I wanted to take the time to comment on my surgery and subsequent recovery from a two level TLIF surgery. I am doing this, prior to surgery, because like so many people, I read many web boards and was terrified by what I read. ... (3 replies)
... In terms of whether it is safe now for TLIF...the product is no different than it was back in 2002 and it is technically not approved for use in TLIF surgeries. The variables are the surgeon's skill in implanting the product and the patient's body's reaction to it. ... (2 replies)
... I am finding out that using Medtronic Infuse bmp for lumbar TLIF surgery is not an approved method by the FDA. ... (2 replies)
... I am having minimally invasive TLIF at two levels in another week. I am in my 50s and basically healthy. ... (2 replies)
I am new here. I am 8 weeks post op for a tlif on July 18th l5-s1 right side pain and numbness. The surgery went ok, my problem with my collapsed disc was fixed and the right side was so much better. All my problems were on the right side. Well, I woke up and my left leg has hurt pretty bad ever since.
I fell down my stairs 1 week post op. This left side leg... (2 replies)
... stamina back. At 6 months. I did have cervical neck fusion in July then TLIF in November so last year was a long long recovery for me, you may not get as worn out as I did. Please try to build up your abdomen muscles before your surgery. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you agwhitten for sharing your experience. Have you returned to work yet? I'm worried that I'll end up overdoing it, because I already do too much, and have to get off my feet when doing regular activities. I'm kinda OCD when it comes to keeping the house clean. My significant other, friends & Daughter will be here to help after surgery. How long were you in the hospital... (6 replies)
... I am at 6 months post Op TLIF L5, S1, not sure if retractor technique was used, but all I have are two small, 2 inch incision scars right above the dimples on my back. ... (6 replies)
... Hello Board - It's been a while since I've checked in, but when you are in limbo, there's simply nothing to report aside from venting that my condition is chronic & I have no answers.
I've been struggling with severe nerve compression (disc collapse) at L5/S1 & herniated disc at L4/5 for the past 8 months. I also have moderate facet issues, spurs, etc. It has thrown a... (6 replies)
... Hi all - I am recovering (1st day home) from a TLIF (first time at the L4-L5 level).
Do you all use ice exclusively? My doc said I could use ice and heat. Been using an ice pump that they sent me home with but much prefer heat.
Also, in the hospital they had me on a continual dosing of Percocet and Flexeral - yesterday after I came home I was talking "gibberish" and... (2 replies)