I'm 4 1/2 weeks post op from a single level fusion at l4-5. My Neurosurgeon doesn't "do" back braces, so I was never given any instructions for wearing one. However, while in the hospital, a guy from rehab came by and fitted me for one. I brought it home and wore it a few times, but I couldn't remember how he showed me how to fit it properly until today. I've worn it for about 6 hours now and I really don't want to take it off! Can I wear it to bed? Even though I'm almost 5 weeks out, do you think it's still doing any good?
I really wish I would have started wearing it earlier, but like I said, my Dr evidently doesn't put much stock in them for some reason.
Synovial cyst removal in 2008. L4-L5 facet joint.
Lumbar fusion at L4-L5 in December 2013. TLIF posterior entry