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9 Weeks Post TLIF

txla55ttxla55 Posts: 16
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi everyone,
I am 9 weeks post TLIF, levels L4-S1. Wednesday, my Dr. allowed me to start going without my brace. I am really excited about getting weaned off from it. With every passing week, I have seen progress. The post operative numbness in my thighs has disappeared and I only occasionally get this strange sensation of what feels like I am being popped on the leg with a rubberband..lol I think that too will pass. The original pain before surgery is still gone :) I do have muscle spasms some days and expect that to be more prominent with my "weaning process". I am very happy to report that in the last week, I have been able to sleep in my bed without waking up during the night or arising with what seemed to be when I had the worst of my pain. I contibute much of my improvement to getting serious about the exercises that I was instructed to do. Walking and strengthening my abdominals has really helped. Anyway, best of luck to all of you.


  • Hi txla55

    Isn't it great to be progressing and getting well again !!

    I found the muscle spasms took a while to go and doing some Tai Chi at home really helped, and I do some most days from DVDs.

    Keep walking and strengthening your abs and keep letting us know how you're going.


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
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