I am successfully (to date) recovering from a PLIF at L4-S1 that was performed on 21 Jan 11. During my first post op consult (28 February) with the surgeon the xray should evidence of bone growth and he mentioned that he will most likely send me to physical therapy after the next evaluation. That appointment is next Monday (11 April).
My question to the list members is this - typically, what occurs during PT; how long are the sessions and how often; and what happens to your pain level after the sessions? I may be on the edge of convincing the surgeon that I can return to work, but I have no idea what awaits with PT and just how big "a hole it will poke" in my attempt to return to normalcy.
Hope everyone has a pain-free or a pain-managed day.