The surgery went well but I had zero improvement in pain. I would like to run a quick questionnaire:
1) Who had a fusion for back pain only (without any radicular pain)?
2) Did you have any pain relief after the surgery?
3) How long did it take until you noticed a different?
I know that it's a long process, but I expected to see some improvement by now.
I can't walk or stand for more than 15 minutes. Imaging looked good. My thinking
is that some people feel the stability right away and maybe in my case the pain relief
will come only after a complete hardening of the fusion.
Alif L5-S1 on June 2013