After having a 360, multi level fusion (5)in April of 07, I am finally starting to turn the corner and getting better. Walking has always been the issue along with standing. I have been building up my stamina, slowly, and am seeing the results. Normally during my walks I have to stop several times and stretch out the spasms in my back muscles. Well, today I walked 2 miles and didn't have to stop once to stretch out. I still had some discomfort but not enough to make me stop. FINALLY!
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.