My name is Adam from the UK. I recently had a tlif at l5-s1. I am now 10 days out from the operation and still seem to have quite a lot of lower back pain i was just wondering about the opinion of others who may have gone through this or a similar lumbar surgery what your pain was like for the first couple of weeks.
i have read other forums and looked at other posts and some people say the first few weeks are really rough whereas others say they were walking a lot and felt much better after 2 weeks. I am nowhere near much better and the pain is still much worse than before the surgery; guess i'm just looking for a little reassurance that i've still made the right decision to have this surgery and that the pain will subside and will get better as time and my healing moves on. I know everybody heals at a different rate i was just wondering if others did still have really bad pain around this point of their covery from this surgery. I decided to have it after 7 years of pain and trying everything - chiropractor, osteopath, swimming for 3 years, walking, inversion table, massage, various different meds, injection - nothing worked.
Thanks all and good luck to others in any similar kind of position.
TLIF L5-S1 09/02/2015