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Hi, I’m not new to Mayo, new to group. Lumbar fusion

Posted by @user_chf56161a, Sun, Jul 8 8:12pm

I’m probably going to have to get a lumbar fusion at L-4 anyone know what to expect. They’ve tried everything else and so have I. I can’t hardly walk or stand very long.

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Welcome to Connect! I too will need a lumbar fusion at L4-L5. I am glad you posted because I would also like to know what to expect.

Helen

Hello @user_chf56161a and @bernese53 – I did a search by clicking on the Search icon (small magnifying glass) at the top of the Connect window and typing spine surgery and found another discussion you may be interested in here:

Groups > Bones, Joints & Muscles > What to expect with spine surgery?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-to-expect/

Also, Mayo Clinic has some good information on their website here that may be helpful:

Spinal Fusion:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/spinal-fusion/about/pac-20384523

Spinal Fusion – Care at Mayo Clinic (including patient stories)
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/spinal-fusion/care-at-mayo-clinic/pcc-20384525

John

@johnbishop

Hello @user_chf56161a and @bernese53 – I did a search by clicking on the Search icon (small magnifying glass) at the top of the Connect window and typing spine surgery and found another discussion you may be interested in here:

Groups > Bones, Joints & Muscles > What to expect with spine surgery?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-to-expect/

Also, Mayo Clinic has some good information on their website here that may be helpful:

Spinal Fusion:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/spinal-fusion/about/pac-20384523

Spinal Fusion – Care at Mayo Clinic (including patient stories)
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/spinal-fusion/care-at-mayo-clinic/pcc-20384525

John

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Thank you John!

@bernese53

Welcome to Connect! I too will need a lumbar fusion at L4-L5. I am glad you posted because I would also like to know what to expect.

Helen

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Hi Helen, I see my neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Rochester in August. I’ve had the simplest surgery last year, I didn’t work. I kept hoping and it kept getting worse. The last thing I want is surgery but, I don’t want to live in a chair either. I’ll let you know what they say after August 22nd.

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