Hi. I just had an appointment with my NS today and I'm a little confused... I went in a few days ago because I was doing well with recovery from a L5-S1, L4 fusion until about a month ago when my nerve and back pain became worse. He thought one of the screws may have been touching my nerve root. After looking over my CT scan everything looks to be in place, but my fusion has not yet taken.
He did see "signs of fusion" and has put me on calcium pills and said I should wear my bone stimulater for 4 hours a day. He also said it's a low percentage of people who do not fuse within the first 3-6 months... Have any of you fused after the 3- 6 month period??? Right now I am at 7 months after my surgery, and I'm 33 years old, living in Singapore. Thanks for any advice or stories!