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Recovery from surgery on lower spine from an abscess

Does anyone know the recovery period and do's and dont's after surgery. I'm four weeks post surgery. What can I expect?


  • Would you please explain your surgery. Did you have an abscess and have surgery or did you get the abscess as a result of your surgery. I am an abscess survivor so I know what you can expect.

    Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007.
  • Had surgery for abscess on spine.
  • Talk to your dr or his or her office. They will have specifics that are personal to your case
    2015: Thoracic protrusions C7-T1, T3-4, T6-8
    Dec'13: 360FusionL4-S1 w/bone graft
    2013: 3x2-level disc injections: 12mo surgery postponement
    Dec'12: DiscogramL4-S1
    Sep/Oct'12: Bi-lateral Rhizo AblationsL4- S1
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