I had my L4 L5 fusion May 12th had L5 S1 the year prior. The first surgery was ALIF so no trouble weaning the brace. This time was XLIF & Posterior and it seems to be taking much longer. I took it off for short periods all along but at 13 weeks they told me it could go. I have been taking it off here and there and taking it off one house at a time when walking til now I can walk 1/2 mile without it but the back muscles tighten, butt muscles tighten....I do lots of stretches.
Did any of you take awhile to get rid of the brace. Anybody have any good advice on weaning??