I'm having percutaneous screw placement and L4-L5 fusion on the 17th. I had ALIF done in April 2011 but started having pain again about 18 months. After many rounds with pain management I was referred to a surgeon to have things checked out. At some point I broke what had started to fuse. At first I thought I'd just have some small puncture type wounds but it will be an incision.
Granted it won't too awfully much since it's just one level right? I just want to know if anyone else has had a one level fusion in that area and did they have much pain afterwards? What was your recovery like? I've already checked the other pages offered here but I'd just like to hear personal accounts.
ALIF April 2011 but it turns out I broke before it barely fused.
L4-L5 posterior fusion December 2013