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Cage Question

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
ok my surg was 2-13-08 two lvl fuison l4 s1 w/alix lift, slight sign of fusion at l5/s1 none at l4/l5 and the cage has moved all the way to left side where now i have pain, Help Please I have been pain free for a month now this.
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  • I noticed in another thread re: golf, that your surgeon released you to play at 5 months. I wonder if you've been too active before you reached a solid fusion. We just saw my husband's surgeon for his 4 months check-up and he was adamant...no BLT, especially since this is a revision surgery. He said the restrictions would stay in place for a full 12 months post surgery when a solid fusion is expected. He did give Chris permission to tilt forward just a little, and told him he could begin riding an upright bike or recumant bike, still no PT or hamstring stretches (which are essentially bends from a different angle). He gave us examples of patients that had had hardware move or break once they started becoming more active if their fusions were not solid...it scared the living daylights out of my husband who has been very compliant with the no BLT and continues to be. He was very clear that he though Chris would golf again but not until the 1 year mark.

    I hope that the pain is temporary and you continue to heal. Each doc seems so different with their approach to PT and what you're allowed to do post surgery...I wish I really beleived that it was because the advice was tailored to the patient!!

    Terri
  • I work in the local Jail and my doc released me full duty 2 months ago
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