I realize that this topic has been posted in several different questions over the past, so I will phrase my question in more specific terms.
I underwent a two level TLIF in January 2011 (L4-S1). Recovery was good at first, then became problematic. Possibly/probably looking at a revision surgery. However, in the meantime my surgeon ordered a BGS. Got it yesterday.
Instructions are to wear it 4 hours a day. I have done so for two days. As I write this post my back feels very sensitive, as if it has been hit. I am also having greater difficulty standing erect.
My research on these things returned mixed comments. Some indicate that use of a BGS is most effective soon after a surgery while others say later. The lady who delivered the device said that most insurance companies will not approve the device until 9 months post surgery.
For those of you who have utilized these devices within the past year, are my circumstances with the insurance company/presciption by surgeon typical and are my symptoms immediately after 8 hours of use of this device normal?