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2 level lumbar fusion

I had a 2 level lumbar fusion January 29 2014. l4 -s1 I was walking everyday for about 3 - 5 miles a day everyday for 6 months.my doctor said it was more than most but keep doing what I was doing it will help long term.On my 6 month visit he was concerned about my pain and I couldn't move 6 inches forward or backward,but he still wanted me to keep what I was doing.As of now the test I have had done is a x-ray 6 weeks post op.The doctor told me no tests until I reach the one year mark.I decided to try to figure out why I wasn't getting better considering I was following all the guidelines.I found out it was walking.I stopped walking pain decreased by 50 percent.range of motion increased by at least 50 percent.I have done this five times since with the same outcome.It takes 5 days with ice and stimulator for the pain to subside.walking on a treadmill is fine.Its just walking on flat hard surfaces,I understand people will say just don't walk on hard surfaces.I am 41 and have to work for a living. I READ ALL OF PEOPLES POSTS ON POST OP SURGERY'S.I AM HOPING ITS JUST THE HARDWARE,I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INPUT.I HAVE NOT READ ANYONE IN THE SAME SITUATION.OF COURSE I TELL MY DOCTORS BUT ALL THEY SAY IS WE WILL SEE WHAT THE CT SCAN SAYS IN A YEAR THEN U WILL BE P&S.THATS NO REASONABLE TO ME.THATS WHY APPARENTLY I HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT ON MY OWN.ONCE AGAIN ANY FEEDBACK WOULD BE APPRECIATED.


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