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How long off work!

How long were you off from 1 level fusion and had a office job. I have had fusion surgery 2X but was in physical jobs which had me out 3 months at the least. Now have a office job due to back issues and need to fuse L2-L3. Heard a lot of people went back after a few weeks with less stressful jobs.
TLIF L4-S1 2007                                         TLIF L3-L4 2008                                          TLIF L2-L3 2016


  • i had L3L4 Tlif fusion surgery number 2. I went back to work at 8 weeks but could have gone at 7 weeks. I work in a lab at a hospital. work 4 hour shifts for two weeks .
    Had L4L5 and L5s1 fused in 1999
    10/27/15 TLIF of L3L4
    360 OLIF revision on 7/6/16 for L3L4
  • joowee40joowee40 Mississippi Posts: 99
    I just had 2 levels on Monday the 21stand I am out for 6 wks and I have a desk job.
  • Saw my surgeon last week and he informed me that he would allow 6 weeks but said he had a teacher that was back to work in 3 1/2 weeks after the same surgery. Everyone heals differently I know. I just hate missing work since I've already missed for 5 back surgeries and I'm afraid my employer will decide enough is enough.
    TLIF L4-S1 2007                                         TLIF L3-L4 2008                                          TLIF L2-L3 2016
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