Minimally invasive tlif
I am probably having minimally invasive tlif in July. I'm worried about the no twisting, bending. I sleep in recliner but toss and turn and twist. I did get a twelve lb. weighted blanket. That seems to help a little. Maybe need 15 lb. Anyone have any suggestions on not twisting. Thanks
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Tossing and turning in your sleep might be an indication that your are in pain or at least uncomfortable and that may change significantly after your procedure. During your recovery, you will become keenly aware of not twisting and bending, even while sleeping. For several months there will be daily reminders that you’ve had surgery. I don’t mean pain, rather you will just know something is different as you heal. It becomes such a habit not to bend or twist that after I was released to move again, it was a bit difficult to give myself permission to move. Your surgeon will also remind you that the appliance is firmly held in place to protect against an occasional twist or bend in case you forget.
You will do well with recovery. I am 8 years out since my minimally invasive tilf and no regrets.
Thank you so much. I hope I do well. My surgeon did say not to worry about twisting but didn't say why.
I had 2 level TLIF 4/18. I am a side sleeper. I would turn in different directions inch by once until I fit d the least painful position. I had no problem sleeping on my back post surgery. I have started sleeping in my side again with a pillow between my legs as instructed by pt. Like the previous response, you will just know not to bend or twist. Btw has my follow up yesterday and all is great and I feel great!