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... I am only three weeks post op....still in pain, depressed because I feel like I will always be this way, gained weight because I can't exercise and blown up like a balloon because of my pain medication. I'm still feeling some of the same old "pre surgery" pains. Is this normal? ... (19 replies)
... I'm a fusion person also however I don't agree with the last persons post on having fusion. Surgery should always be avoided if at all possible. ... (7 replies)
... Heres some answers to some of your questions from my perspective (L4/L5 & /L5/S1 fusion with bone - no hardware) Did it help - Eventually yes - I went from a disabled, pain and bed ridden 23 year old to recovering my life completely within 12 months of surgery - succes was realsised when I stepped back onto my road bike (Suzuki gsxr 750), had returned to full time work and... (38 replies)

... I'm 2 weeks post op L5, S1 fusion, and I'm literally scared to go to sleep. I'm find during the day. ... (2 replies)
... ly because you do not want to cause yourself more pain. I am not a believer in starting PT so early in recovery. Unless the PT is very experienced working with fusion patients, more harm than good can come from the experience. If you have leg pain, you particularly do not want to get a sciatic nerve flare going. ... (1 replies)
... g the steps one by one, the pression of the feet and the control of tummy muscles before I just walked in the supermarket or I just walked out with my dachshunds for about ten minutes three times per day... ... (19 replies)
... S1 fusion. The immobility of that segment puts additional stress on joints that normally have almost no mobility. I am fused from L3 to S1 and had trouble too. ... (2 replies)
... fusion. However, 3 months is usually the benchmark timing for adequate fusion to allow you to go to physiotherapy and really start to get strong again. ... (11 replies)
... ready for a long post hehe, here i go........... ... (23 replies)
... I think you already sense that you can greatly increase your pain level if you over do it, so I hope you won't mind if I suggest you be careful for the next six months. ... (9 replies)
... If you're only 2 weeks post op, PLEASE do NOT be concerned with the meds you're still having to take. Take them as you need them. Your goal right now should be comfort...not stress. ... (7 replies)
... Both my fusions were just from the back so I cannot tell you anything from personal experience, but from what I've been reading on forums like this for the past six years or so, there doesn't seem to be a big difference in recovery rates. ... (7 replies)
... Thanks for your input. I am inquiring about PT, exercises, etc. ... (13 replies)
... e front and back on me. My pain before surgery was a constant dull to sharp ache all across the lower back and hips, with occasional shots of pain down the legs. Exercise or prolonged physical activity made it worse. ... (11 replies)
... which I suspect is SI joint related, from walking in a huge plant on concrete. Then there is the infamous "tailbone inflammation" that seems all too common in fusion patients. Sitting on an exercise ball instead of a chair seems to help. ... (3 replies)
... insurance would have charged 1000.00 extra dollars for 24 hours! ... (11 replies)
ALIF post op
Oct 15, 2014
... however have some discomfort in the stomach area from the incision. I go to get my stitches out in 6 days and still have 3 weeks before I go back to the surgeon for my follow up. I am hoping he will let me go back to work after my follow up. I know that all surgeries are not this text book but for me it was remarkable. ... (3 replies)
... Someone who does body work like a good medical massage therapist, PT or chiropractor ought to be able to evaluate this for you. ... (7 replies)
... has anyone tried this approach or am I crazy for asking? ... (26 replies)
... S1, and severe nerve compression of the L5 exiting nerve root. I had lost function of my big toe, and could hardly does ilex my foot. ... (3 replies)




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