From Laminectomy with synovial cyst removal to DLIF
From Laminectomy with synovial cyst removal to Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion
I am a Flight Attendant injured my back in 2014 because of turbulence
Long story short, had a LSCR, cured my syatica left leg. Then started having pain in right side hip a Lumbard 5 6. After 2 years and still not returning to my job, the 3rd surgeon advice is to do a Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion.
Since my first surgery was not a success I am very leery about having the fusion. I have tried all the luxurious shots, PT, etc. did not work.
I am now in my late 50s do about an hours sanding before I need to take a break Which leads me to believe that I cannot do a 14 hour day as a fight attendant, this totally depresses me because I want to go back to my job
Getting a second opinion tomorrow I am totally against another surgery but my doctor won't release me until I have the surgery I'm so confused!
Anyone else have this direct lateral interbody fusion if so can you give me some insight and your results in recovery