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Frequent Flyers and ALIF

spinedsspined Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
About three years ago I had a Micro/Lami at L3-L4 and was only down about three weeks. I am a very frequent flyer. I typically fly 4 to 6 segments a week, most of which are under two hours.

I'm scheduled for an ALIF at L5-S1 this Sunday.

My question:

Have any of you guys who've had ALIF's been road warriors, and if so, how long did it take you to get back in the airports and rentals cars?

L3-L4 Laminectomy micro-discectomy 2008
ALIF L5-S1 2012
Facet Joint Ablation L2 to S1 2012
Facet Joint Ablation. L2 to S1 2015


  • Good luck with your ALIF i had it done a year ago and my Dr wouldn't let me even in a car for 6 weeks than after that it was still hard to be in car went on trip for Xmas to mi was 8 hrs and i was begging them to let me die...lol ya just gotta member to walk walk walk it will help ya in the long run! best of luck
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