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Old 02-21-2009, 01:35 AM   #1
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Chrissy0109 HB User
Unhappy About to have a 3 level fusion

hey everyone,

i'm 24 and in a couple of weeks i'm going to have a minimally invasive 3 level fusion on L3,L4,L5( gonna have rods, screws, and cages). my doctor gave me all the info about it but i thought maybe i should talk to people that actually went through it. I have some quetsions that maybe someone can answer for me... How long after surgery will i feel somewhat back to normal? after surgery am i gonna need alot of assistants with things like showering , dressing? what kind of meds do they put you on? and is it true that after surgery it uncomfortable to be in a car ** is my back gonna be that sensative that the lil bumps it may hit or jus the ride in general have my back hurting}? and last but not least i always have severe pain in my left leg i still have numbness and tingling in it
( i had a herinated disc that was covering 90% of my spinal canal and it was hiting my nervesand caused me to almost have drop foot and in sept. i had a discectomy), will this surgery by any chance help improve the pain in my leg or is it gonna get worse or it has nothing to do with it.. So if anyone can help me out with any advice thanx...

Last edited by Chrissy0109; 02-21-2009 at 11:26 AM. Reason: forgot to add something

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