I am fused from T3-sacrum. Is there someone out there who had a long fusion? I would like to hear about your outcome. First PLIF surgery done in May 2011 was unsuccessful due to failed fusion. First revision PLIF done in 2014, then a week later an ALIF.
I am now 1 yr 5 mo post -op revisions. My left leg above knee has been in pain since the ALIF. Pain between shoulder blades, in the glutes, and in lumbar is terrible - also pulling sensation, whatever muscles I have back there shake and spasm, poor balance, no stamina - I force myself to do my daily chores always through pain. I do the walking (slowly...) but I feel as if I'm being pulled backwards. Stretching often increases pain.
If you are out there, please speak to me.
Laurita in Pain