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A Lif surgery and cycling

I will be having an alif surgery done to repair my pars defect and spondylolisthesis on my L5 in the next 6-7 weeks. I'm 34 years old and in good health. I don't drink or smoke and am having the surgery to stop the constant pain and so I'm able continue racing mountain bikes without the terrible post race pain I currently have to deal with.

My concern is how long after surgery it will be before I can ride my bikes. Has anyone had a similar situation or know someone that had an alif and returned to mountain biking? My surgeon told me that once I'm healed, I could definitely return to racing. I'm getting concerned because I've been reading where people had a tlif surgery and could not cycle due to the pain it has caused.

Anyone have some thoughts, questions or suggestions??


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