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DLIF surgery 10/23/2012

Great to find a forum with so much info.
I am having a 3 level lumbar DLIF on 10/23/2012

I slipped and fell last Oct and have been spending the past year doing very little due to pain.
I had all the typical tests and procedures; last one being a Discogram which was positive on 3 levels.
Fusion on L 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 will be done.

Looking forward to getting some great tips as I journey through this new world of recovery and healing!



  • doubleusnddoubleusn Posts: 122
    edited 10/05/2012 - 9:35 PM
    I have had 3 surgeries and am also a triple fusion person.

    My second was also an XLIF / DLIF.

    Happy to read you had a discogram, unpleasantness to the max, but IMHO a requirement.

    Best of luck and welcome aboard :-)

    Jun 2011 -TLIF @L5-S1
    Mar 2012 -NonUnion @L5S1
    May 2012 -Multi Level Discography
    July 2012 -XLIF 2Cages @L3L4/L4L5
    Aug 2012 -All New Hardware @L34L45/L4L5/L5S1
    Mar 2013 -FBSS = Pain Management until they figure it out.
  • that was 9 months ago i have also had a laminectomy and discetomy over the last 16 years not too mention many spinal injections .the ALIF was hell and recovery is very long ..i have never heard of DLIF ??
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
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