Hi everyone, Iam just over five weeks post-op from a posterior L5/S1 fusion with harware and was wondering if anybody would care to share any kind of success stories in regards to this type of operation.
Obviously this is a pain forum but if there is any one who maybe knows someone who has had a successful fusion, your insight would be greatly appreciated.
A little history...I am 33 years old and have been suffering with back problems for over 15 years. It began while i was away in military and has ultimatly gotten to the point wher e i had exhausted all other non- envasive procedures and surgery seemed to be my only option.
Like I said iam 5 weeks post and I have'nt taken a pain med of anysort for about 3 weeks. I feal that i am recovering well but i've also read so many horror stories about fusions lasting only 1-2 years.
Iam kicking myself in the but for not educating myself more on this procedure...i put a great deal of faith in my Neurosurgeon and went ahead with it...
Anyways if anyone has a little insight it would be much appreciated.