I will be having a posterior decompression and fusion surgery on L5-S1 next month. I had a 2 level ALIF in 2007 on L3-L5. Because we went in through the stomach i had so many complications. Now that I need another fusion on the level under it, we are doing it posteriorly. My question is: Do you recover from this surgery by having to be on your stomach the whole time? How long before you can lay on your back?
DDD 2 level ALIF L3-L5 in 2007. 4/11/13 posterior fusion w/decompression on L5-S1.