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Spinal fusion
Oct 27, 2019
... I have been reading with interest older posts regarding grinding and popping after spinal fusion surgery. I am almost severn weeks post surgery L4, L5, S1 fusion and am also experiencing similar problems. I describe my symptoms as cracking. Last week the cracking was so bad my wife felt it through the bed. ... (1 replies)
... I am 5 wks post op of spinal fusion L4, L5 and S1 and bone graft. They took the graft from my right pelvis and mashed it around the fusion site and now waiting for bone to harden. I got 3 screws. I got 3 opinions before operation and decided on an ortho doc that was "talented" with his hands. ... (7 replies)
... bilateral L4 and L5 with Globus Revere pedicle screws. ... (5 replies)

... for the first 4 months of my recovery. As you said, this was to help the fusion take at a faster rate. I will keep you in my prayer's for a continued successful recovery and again welcome to the boards. ... (7 replies)
L4-L5 Fusion
Jul 8, 2010
... L5 fusion with hardware. ... (2 replies)
... Hi all, im 44yr old male, professional firefighter, i had pain in my right leg and an MRI found herniated disc,so i had an L4/5 microdischechtomy in 2005, then had pain in my left leg, again MRI found herniated disc, had microdischechtomy on L5/S1 in 2006.Both were due to work injuries while on my job(pulled a lady from a car accident in 05, and was lifting large diameter hose... (7 replies)
... Hello, I am miserable, can barley walk, stand or sit for any period of time and I feel the best laying down. I had a laminectomy in 1991 and the fusion in 2008 diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and arthritis of the spine as well. ... (0 replies)
... Hey Thank you for the replies. Just to sum up my back story. 45 years old, just to do a lot of extreme sports such as: Windsurfing i waves, running marathons, climbing, mountaineering and scuba diving. Have a fantastic job as a ingeneer with a lot of time at the desk and in the car. Had my first back incidence in 1994. Got by that and had only problems each 6 years or so.... (12 replies)
... e my pain...but finally they figured out the source of my pain, and resolved it. I've just had lumbar surgeries so don't know if it is comparable to a cervical fusion or not. My three surgeries were all posterior. I'm not sure what the benefit is of doing both PLIF and might ask that of your surgeon. ... (7 replies)
... I am 5 weeks post op of fusion L4 L5 and laminectomy L2 L3 L4...I started back to work this week about 5 hours a day....I was in the hospital for 5 days...that was rough.... ... (9 replies)
... L5 L4 SI cage insertion 6 screws 2 rods. ... (11 replies)
Plif L4-l5
Jul 4, 2006
... I am also 26 yrs old and I had no choice but to have a 2 level fusion (L4-L5 and L5-S1). It took two yrs before the dr. would operate. I am now 6 months out of surgery and although the pain is better I feel that I am worse than I was before, lifestyle wise and maybe that is what the other dr. was talking about. People tend to go back to work after 6 weeks or so (and that is... (8 replies)
... whopainted a pretty picture. Have you been reading about the people that have returned for multiple fusions. They have one level done and before you know it the fusion is putting strain on the verterbre on top and they are returning to surgery, and so on and so on...... ... (11 replies)
... says he will do the fusion through my side but then he will have to put me on my stomach and make four cuts in my back for the screws. Has anyone had this done? ... (19 replies)
... Anyways doc says no bending, twisting, or heavy lifting for 3 months. The fusion needs at least 8 months to heal but i'm shooting to go back to work in 12 weeks. Just have to be careful. Only issue i'm having now is leg nerve pain. ... (9 replies)
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... Hello guys just a quick one i have had the tilf l4 l5 S1 bspinal bone fusion and i am wrecked and i mean wrecked i have severe leg and back pain so severe my legs wobble and gave way leaving me a crippled agonising wreck were ever i have tried to walk or sit for to long omg the pain is horrendouse my pain siatica was left leg now it is my right , i am not sleeping , i titch... (3 replies)
... i just had fusion l4 l5 fused with screws and rods 3 weeks ago and i just had my post op. appt. my surgery was not as bad as yours but i was so scared and depressed from the pain. ... (12 replies)
... hi there i am having lumbar fusion l4-l5 any day now. i was on a wait list but my syptoms are worsening; i am now losing feeling in my right leg and besides the usual, severe pain down my legs, back pain, stiffness etc.. it also feels like a cell phone is vibrating in my calves! needless to say my status got bumped up and they are expediting my surgery. i am not feeling... (11 replies)
... hi spineys, finally...I have made the decision with my docs to have the L4/L5 lumbar fusion (scheduled for january 5th). I am in my 6th year of chronic pain (with 2 micro-d surgeries under my belt). Can you please give me some feedback, advise tips or what to expect for my recovery.... thank you in advance!! (19 replies)

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