I have been dealing with a fractured L5 for the past several years. Intense shooting pains down my leg(s) and alot of numbness in my right leg. It has gotten tot he point where I cannot really stand for much longer than an hour without pain and forget walking anytype of distance. I have tried everything from injections, to stretching, to PT to meds.. My wife and I met with the Dr a few days ago and we dicided on fusion in October. Here are my questions.. Can anyone help me?
What is the recovery timeline like?
Will I be up and walking after surgery or am I stuck in bed for weeks?
Will I be able to do any type of exercise during recovery?
How did the surgery effect anyone here?
Any detailed info on this surgery would be greatly appreciated!!