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TLIF Recovery

Hi all, I'm post 12 days recovery after a laminectomy and TLIF surgery at L4-L5. My surgeon decided it would be beneficial to do both ops at once although my Spondylolisthesis was only grade 1, this was to hopefully prevent a further operation in the future. I spent 5 days in hospital. I'm 48 yrs old and was suffering 24/7 from chronic sciatic pain in both legs pre-op. I was however very active both cycling every day and swimming alternate days (although my swimming was becoming painful due to sciatica) which I found really helpful in preparing me for surgery.
Although it's only been 12 days I'm happy with the outcome so far, the only problem I'm having is that due to being 4 hours on op table face down my thigh muscles ached post op which is to be expected but my left thigh is still very sore and painful. I have been walking every day around my flat and outside in the last 3 days which thought would make it better but it's still very stiff and painful apart from this and the operation site I have no further pain. I have a physio appointment in a weeks times and will discuss then but wondering if any one else has had this problem? I thought the reason may be from being very active to very inactive specially as I cycled a lot. I have been doing the exercises shown to me in hospital by the physio, but these are for my back and core muscles.

Thanks and best wishes to anyone else who's having back surgery, I'm here if you have any questions about the TLIF surgery.


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