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What to expect

artra029aartra029 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I had back surgery about a year and a half ago ,it is a slow
process, I experience pickling in different parts of my body,has anyone else had this experience.I had rods and screws in L4 L5 my vertibra was sliping on a nerve they called it Spondyolthis (sp ?) I was wondering how long does it take for full recovery.I heared 2 to3 years ,what has others experienced?


  • Hello Art and Welcome to SH!! You will find alot of knowledgable and caring people here!!

    Well I am probably not the best person to answer you but everyone is differant...right??

    on July 28th of 08 I have a PLIF done on L4-S1 with all the shiny metal. I guess I am considered a Failed back surgery patient because I hurt just as bad if not worse that before!!

    Are you feeling any improvment compaired to before?

    I do look forward to getting to know you!!
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