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... Cynwoo~ I am 35yrs old and had 3 level (L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1) fusion 14months ago. You are still in the early stages and yes it will take every bit of the year to recover. After 14 months I am still in a lot of pain (more now than before surgery) and I am seeing a new pain specialist. Unfortunately, I have DDD and I was kicked at work by a teenage boy, and now that... (12 replies)
... left butt, thigh calf and foot pain and am hoping this will ease the pain levels. I have heard horror stories about level of mobility post surgery and am hoping recovery will be swift. You've already gone back to work? ... (5 replies)
Fusing L4/L5
Jan 4, 2016
... Welcome to the board. I have experience with lumbar fusions but not with your insurance carrier. My guess is that your lumbar spine has been injured through the years by the type of work you do.... ... (5 replies)

L3 L4 L5 S1 fusion
Mar 27, 2011
... Hi and thanks for your reply I really appreciate it.. My surgeon that did the lammy is an orthopedic spine surgeon and what I had was a partial at L2 L3 a full at L3 L4 and partial lammy at L4 L5 I had some relief in the pain that was starting to go into my right leg but my back pain was still severe and also the pain in my left butt left thigh and left calf was getting worse... (8 replies)
L3 L4 L5 S1 fusion
Mar 27, 2011
... as well. It is a big surgery and you can expect to be in recovery for the better part of six months, and extra vigilant for the first year. ... (8 replies)
... Your biggest question should be how many levels are being fused as that will play big on your recovery and the success rate. ... (14 replies)
... hey removed the drain the day after surgery as well. I was out of the bed and walked to the room door and back to my bed by noon that very next day. I climbed 4 stairs that same afternoon by 3 p.m. ... (14 replies)
... The spine was scanned using T1, T2, weighted spin echo and inversion recovery acquisitions. ... (7 replies)
... the morning and was home in my bed that night as my daughter is a nurse and I felt fine after I had dinner at the hospital. Went back to work after three months recovery and rehab. Had a lot of feelings of discomfort in my upper back, more like fatigue no sharp pains just uncomfortable. most of the time. ... (2 replies)
Afraid & confused
Apr 21, 2008
... months for both fusions to fully solidify, and about 18 months before the rest of the residual back pain settled down to practically nothing except for occasional twinges. ... (13 replies)
... Hi, I've had one microdiscectomy at L4/5 and my surgeon has made it quite clear that he is prescribing 3 months of PT (post op) to teach me good body mechanics so that I don't end up having more surgeries. He's also spoken to me about walking at least 3 miles a day (for the rest of my life), keeping my weight down, and avoiding absolutely all loaded bending and twisting at... (2 replies)
... nd necessary to have that surgery over the fusion. I would then write a separate letter myself indicating that the likely hood of future treatment is decreased, recovery period is much less and follow ups I would assume are less. ... (72 replies)
Mar 23, 2005
... refinement, they use tubes or scopes in order to place the sponges and can do posteriorly without disturbing the intestines. However, I will have to say that my recovery on the anterior surgery was a lot easier than posterior, but I did worry that the handling of intestines they might get twisted or have a tear. ... (5 replies)
... labeng- We engineers rock, don't we? Even if our lumbar areas suck. I'm being told to be prepared for a 2 level lumbar fusion. L3/4/5. I had a similar "f&#* that" reply. 10 hours under, I don't think I'd live through the surgery. Just some opinions from someone who has been cut in the lumbar area and cervical area. 1. Fusions are forever. Make this last on your... (23 replies)
... I am a successful and a pain free fusion. I am truely one of the lucky ones. I put off having surgery for about 5 years trying to get ADR. I wouldn't accept a fusion until I was disqualified from having ADR because of Facet problems. ... (21 replies)
... L4 about 4 months ago. I spent 5 days in the hospital. That is a long stay. I had some complications. While at the hospital I had the PT teach me to do stairs and feel comfortable on them. ... (4 replies)
... Post op experinces are very individual. Mine were not very positive. I had 3 operations in the space of 5 months. ... (48 replies)
... Guys - I know by reading these boards I haven't dealt with as a tenth as much as some of you, but having dealt on and off with chronic pain for 8 years and now learning more news about my condtion has really just made me tired. I just really want to sit down in my recliner and just not ever get up again. My appt. with my GP back doc on Friday was good. I got a lot of... (14 replies)
... S1 so your recovery may be a bit tougher. ... (9 replies)
... after 5 days I walk 3 miles... ... (1 replies)

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