I have a question for all you lumbar fusion patients. What has your doctors said about returning to work? I had fusion/discectomy L4-S1 in April. I am a RN. My doc said healing can take anywhere from 6 months to a year but has not said anything about returning to work. Workers Comp is pushing for vocational rehab and I haven't even start physical therapy yet. Sorry just a little flustered . Thanks.
injury 12/29/09. L2 henamgioma L3-S1 desiccation protrusion narrowing, L5-S1 nerve rood displaces, L4-5 annular tear DDD L5-S1. surgery 4/24/12