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9 month Post Op TLIF - Going Back To Work?

mrossomx2mmrossomx2 Coal center Posts: 42
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Was not sure where to post this but here you go

I had a TLIF at l5-S1 in Feb/Mar I have actively been looking for a job but I am not sure how it will go when I find one. I was working before I had surgery but was laid off shortly after before i could return from recovery (no biggie).

My concern is that I work doing Secretarial, or CSR all positions that require sitting in a computer chair and i still cannot sit in a chair or even bleachers without feeling extreme pain and that my back is out of place, has anyone else had this problem. I do not want to find a job just to end up having to quit. But i really need the money.


  • ... it sounds like it is for you. I was back at work 4 weeks out of L5/S1 fusion. Sit down job. Get up and stretch every hour. You only need to stretch a couple of minutes. If you can't do that then you aren't fixed. Go back and see your surgeon. Sitting for long periods is usually painful for most with lumbar surgery. Long periods as in hours.
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