I underwent the single level L5/S1 posterior spinal fusion (PLIF), after 12 years of deterioratiing feeling and increasing severe back pain.
I had several injections, which eventually included facet joint rhyzolysis before finally succumbing to PLIF surgery.
I had my surgery on 19th June 2012 and I have to say that the surgery has been 100% successful! Every single solitary symptom that I had has now gone and all I'm left with is post-op pain which is manageable with slow-release morphine. My mobility is improving all the time and I feel that I'm improving all the time.
The only question I have is after 36 years of karate (which probably got me into my current predicament in the first place) I'd like to know when I can effectively commence training and regain some sort if confidence and competence during exercise, specifically karate.
Any advice would be welcomed.