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Michigan - Recommend a Neurosurgeon for Fusion???

RandyLumbarWRRandyLumbarW Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I live near Lansing, MI, and am currently searching for a neurosuregeon to perform a spinal (L4-5) fusion. Can anyone recommend one anywhere in MI? Also, if you've had one, any lumbar fusion info or input would be great. Thanks!


  • I had a L-3-4-5 fusion 18 months ago and I am pleased to report I am doing great. I should have done it sooner. I was like you, wondered what to expect and worried I would end up in a wheelchair. Nothing can be farther from the truth. I selected an experienced neurosurgeon and I have never regretted it. The surgery took about 3 hours and I was in the hospital for 3 days. My advice to you is to get up and start walking as soon as you can after surgery. I found that very beneficial. Start out slow and do a little more each time you get up to ambulate. Secondly, strictly follow the surgeons instructions regarding lifting and exercise. I am 52 years old and I now downhill ski and jet ski. One thing I don't do is have back,leg and groin pain any longer. I was off work for 2 weeks and started back with half days. Best of luck.

    PS: I had my surgery in Lansing and I am from Grand Rapids!
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