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ALIF L4L5 A Week Later

Its been exactly one week and today I am having some pain in the area of the fusion. I'm hoping this is just normal post-op pain and I didn't mess anything up.


  • In my immediate post surgical time frame , it was common to experience occational pain in and around the incision sites.
    I , like yourself, was always concerned that due to this sporadic pain, I must have turned or moved the wrong way causing damage to the fusion site. Fortunatly , this was never the case as everything is still attached and my recovery is preceding as planned. If it helps, I'm almost 5 monthes post op and feeling pretty normal. It does get better so patience is key....
    Best wishes for a fast recovery!
    Bilateral L5 spondylolysis L5 with grade I anterolisthesis L5-S1.
    Stable multilevel degenerative spondylosis contributing to mild canal
    narrowing L2-3 and L3-4.
    360 ALIF & PLIF L-4 - S-1 on 8/11/14
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