After fighting with leg pain (and now, numbness) in my right leg for several years, I finally got a diagnosis and am scheduled for L4-S1 PLIF in September.
I know that most people who post here are chronic pain patients who have not had the success they had hoped for so maybe I'm asking this question of the wrong group, but am wondering how long I might reasonably be able to expect to be off work if I do well. I work part-time in an office job that doesn't require any heavy lifting and I stand for probably half my time on the job. Am expecting to recover quickly and get on with my life but also want to be reasonable and not expect more than I should! Am going to be having PT for upper/lower core strengthening and cardiovascular conditioning in the interim.
Thanks for your insights.
2009 Foraminotomy C6-72010 PLIF L4-S1Multi RFA's, cervical inj, lumbar injLaminectomy L3-4 and fusion w/internal fixation T10-L4 July 17Fusion C2-C5 yet to be scheduled