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Post L5/S1 Fusion

Hi all...On 12/19/14 I had a TLIF, a one level fusion with bone graft from the back of my pelvis. I am actually doing pretty well as I just passed my 5 week mark. I am doing some bending with squatting and light housework stuff. It does hurt a bit to do that stuff still. Long story short my main concern is I can feel something moving in my lower back when I feel in certain spots...Not sure what is it that I am feeling..?? It doesn't hurt when I move whatever this is but it does get sore after the fact...It is on both sides of the incision and I am not sure if it's a muscle or the actual hardware...Can anyone relate to this???


  • ErersvlEErersvl Posts: 65
    edited 01/25/2015 - 5:14 AM
    I experienced something similar regarding the pain around the incision site. In my situation , I believe it was the muscles and my body in general adjusting to this new "foreign" material. This dissipated greatly at about 3 months post op.
    It does get better with time , and ALOT of patience! I'm now about 6 months out
    and doing pretty good. Almost BACK to normal.
    Stay positive and follow your Physicians instructions to work to achieve the maximum results!
    Bilateral L5 spondylolysis L5 with grade I anterolisthesis L5-S1.
    Stable multilevel degenerative spondylosis contributing to mild canal
    narrowing L2-3 and L3-4.
    360 ALIF & PLIF L-4 - S-1 on 8/11/14
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