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Back Fusion Recovery
How painful is recovery from lumbar fusion surgery? Will i need pain medications to deal with lumbar fusion recovery? How long will the pain last?
Very: Most people need pain meds for 2 weeks to 3 months. ...Read more
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
Fusion: Fusion for the back can be helpful in certain situations. A thorough evaluation, including review of treatments attempted and formal imaging studies including x-ray and MRI or ct scans are needed. Fusion is typically offered in the setting of slipped vertebrae (spondylolisthesis) or deformity such as scoliosis. Fusion is also indicated in certain fractures or tumors. ...Read more
I had back fusion 7weeks ago and still in pain is this normal .Still can't sit upright for long either .Thanks?
Back pain : Back related diseases can be very delicate do deal with. Particular back surgeries do not necessarily resolve any back pain issues completely. There could be even more of a problem with any surgeries performed. For example the lumbar area of the back contains a highway of nerves. Any minute mishandling of these nerves in any way can produce different degrees of pain. ...Read more
6 weeks: 6 weeks or longer for a full recovery. ...Read more
I had back fusion surgery one month ago . Can't take anti anflamatories yet, dr's orders. How about osteo bi-flex? Thank you!
I have been denied my olif back fusion by workman comp and my pain level stays at 9 nothing helps what can I do as a patient to get this under control?
Back fusion: Firstly make sure with the surgeon that no more surgery is required. Then please go and see a pain specialist, there are many options that hopefully will reduce your pain. It is unlikely that you will have zero pain. ...Read more
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