So I’m 5 weeks post op from a L5/S1 posterior fusion with hardware and was wondering how long it normally takes for the fusion to actually “fuse”. I was told roughly 6 weeks but I’ve been getting lots of conflicting answers. I would ask my Neurosurgeon, but he is away due to family issues and I don’t know when I should be getting x-rays done. My GP hasn’t been much help..
Also a question regarding physio…Aside from strengthening core muscles, walking lots, and stretching, what more does a physiotherapist do for lumbar fusions? I ask this only because my surgery was not an insurable case, therefore iam flipping the bill for all related expenses.
Thanks in advance and speedy recoveries and best wishes to all