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Greetings, I am looking at possible fusion from L4 to S1 and

I am hoping to get some feed back from fellow spiney's who have had fusions at these levels in terms of what to expect after surgery. I have had a discek/laminec at my L5-S1 level in 1995, however I am well aware that fusion is a much bigger operation. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated from my fellow spiney's as I prepare myself for this possible outcome.
Kuddo's go out to everyone as I know just sitting here typing hurts like hell.
Thank you everyone!


  • Hi there! I had l4 to s1 fused 8 weeks ago. The paain was unbearable prior to it, I had severe nerve encroachment with numbness/pain in my left leg. I hd l5 to s1 fused in 2006, but the we're and ter of labor "failed" it. Recovery has been tough, but I no longer have ny of the leg pain. The pain feels surgical nd I am optimistic that it will go away. I walk a lot, do arm and leg exercises to help with recovery. I'm glad I made the choice, I couldn't live that way anymore, and physically my spine was shot. Good luck with ur choice, ull know what is right nd what u can live with. Its a huge thing. But it will turn out okay!
  • I understand that unbearable pain you speak of, sometimes the leg pain is so bad it takes my breath away, literally. I am usually a very active guy working 12 hours a day, now I can barely stand to do dishes!
    I hope you have an excellent recovery, let me know how it goes for you in thats alright?
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