I'm 20 years old and I had an PLIF on my L4/5 on June 6th. I still have some pain down the legs when I stand up, and i'm having a hard time sleeping on my sides, my hips hurt and will feel numb if I lay on my side to long, is this normal? and I am a stomach sleeper, is it alright to sleep on my stomach now?
After this surgery my pain has been a little better I hardly need pain meds, sometimes all I have is Tylenol. I am so happy so far that I am not in alot of pain. I hope it stays this way
I'm 24 years old, I have had back problems since I was 17...
June 6th 2012 (I was 20 years old) On my L4/5 I got a Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) with 4 pedicle screws, 2 rods, and 2 cages.