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ccarlylecccarlyle Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in New Member Introductions
I had PLIF this past February after nearly 10 years of pain. The first 2 years was comprised of working with various doctors and specialists trying to diagnose my pain with virtually no answers. It was found that I had one leg substantially longer than the other. I spent several months in physical therapy to fix a pelvis that was tilted, thought to be because of my leg issue. PT didnt seem to help much and after more visits to more doctors, I was told that they could not find the source of my pain. Fast forward about 5 years, my pain changed substantially, moving from the right to the left leg. I took this opportunity to revisit finding the cause. Now I was living in a new state and a fresh approach seemed like a good thing. After approximately 6 months of visiting a ortho, I was referred to a back surgeon and the rest is history. It took one xray and visit to the surgeon to find out that my pain dating back nearly 8 years was due to a very out of whack spine. In Feb 2011 I had multilevel PLIF (L3-4-5-S1). I couldnt be happier since the surgery. It hasnt been easy but I would do it again in a second if I had to relieve the past year.


  • HI Carly,

    First let me say welcome to spine-health. Good to hear your positive outcome from a multi-level fusion, as those are even harder to heal. We have several that have done really well following surgery. So happy to hear your doing well, too. Keep up the good work and hopefully soon this will be a distant memory for you, and your out living the normal busy everyday life. Once again welcome to spine-health.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. congratulations on a fantastic recovery!! it sounds like everything went well for you!! please have a look around and make yourself at home on the forum! stop by anytime!! Jenny :)
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