Thread: L5/S1 Recovery
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:48 AM   #19
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Smile Re: L5/S1 Recovery

I had the TLIF on 1/2 and recovery is coming along. I had very bad spasms for quite some time, I thought they were never gonna go away. PT had taught me techniques of calming the spasm and relaxing it from getting out of control, and it has really helped. I also have nerve pain the goes down the left leg...when I rest it, it is fine and hardly noticeable. But after I walk or PT, the nerves decide to kick in and I'm downing pain meds. I wanted to be off of the pain meds by now, but I guess we are given them for a reason!! I just want to start driving soon!!! Besides from that recovery is slow, I'm always tired, and I'm just taking things one day at a time!!!