Spondylolisthesis: Spinal Fusion at L-4-L5
I had minimally invasive spinal fusion on July 16, 2019 at Saint Mary’s Hospital. All went well. Nerve pain was immediately gone after surgery. I am now 4 weeks post surgery and walking up to 2-4 miles/day. I used to only get .5 miles in before my nerve pain in the lower right part of my back and right leg would get worse. I would have to sit or bend over to get relief. I used to take epidural shots for my back but was only getting 3-4 months relief or shorter. I tried physical therapy with very little benefit. I’m glad I did the surgery. I went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for the Minimally Invasive approach rather than open spine surgery that my local doctors were recommending. MI surgery faster recovery and less pain. Just wanted to share my story to help others that are dealing with similar issues that I had.