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question about motion

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello again! Thanks for the replies. I have another question: What is your range of motion like once you have a fusion done?? I am getting L4 and L5 fused probably in Sept/Oct. I am a little scared of the unknown. I am 32 with 4 kids under the age of 7. I want to be able to get on the floor and play with my kids again without pain. That is why i am going ahead with the surgery. Will i be able to bend down and around once i am healed from the surgery?? Thanks for any thoughts/remarks/comments!


  • With a one level fusion you should lose very little, if any, range of motion. Assuming all goes well, and you do all your recovery PT, stretches and core muscle strengthening exercises you may not notice any loss whatsoever.
    Keep positive!


    ...an old timer here and ex-moderator

  • And even though Im only almost 7 weeks out I can already kinda tell that theres not much difference in my range of motion.

    Best Wishes,
    Christina :)
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  • I was hurting too much to move BEFORE surgery. I laughed when the dr. said I would lose mobility after my 2 level.

    I was like, well, I can't move NOW, not unles I want sudden debilitating, blinding, excruciating, lose control of your bladder, almost black out pain.

    Thank the HEAVENS that's all gone now.

    Sounds like a one-level is really not too bad for post-surgical mobility.

    Good Luck
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