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Lumbar spine fusion ... Bending etc .... How far is bending?

Hi ... I understand no lifting, but what degree of bending and twisting is too far? Having PLIF at L4/L5 and L5/S1 in February for arthritic facets and cyst removal too, degenerative discs etc. I have been thinking about simple every day movements like turning to put on the kettle, leaning forward for a book, reaching the phone etched and these seem to be fairly small movements. I understand the corset will restrict me but would like some DON'Ts if you get my meaning. Thanks


  • You don't want to bend or twist at all. Safer to get up and grab something instead of reaching for it. You have to look at the fusion like wet cement - any movement can cause things to not "dry" in the correct position.
    10/28/13 - ALIF, PSF, decompression at L4/L5 and L5/S1
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