Re: Having had ACDF how difficult is Lumbar fusion operation?
You'll probably find more lumbar information on the Back Pain board.
I won't lie to you , I found lumbar fusion surgery more painful than the cervical fusion. Going through the back muscles makes the recovery a bit more challenging (in my view). But, I am so glad I had the lumbar fusion - it really resolved the symptoms I was having at the time. It's just a whole different kind of surgery and recovery.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08