24 days post-op TLIF L4/L5 - Not going well
Had a brief period (days 8-10) of little pain and thought everything was ok. Was walking alot since that was recommended. Recently cut back because pain has increased along with nerve tingling on left side. I'd like to say I've got progressively better but that is not the case. Also, re-read my MRI report which showed L5/S1 had more notable damage than L4/L5. Not sure why surgeon didn't pursue multi-level while I was opened up. Sitting here now wondering what to do. Wish I had gone "The Disc Institute" route first before deciding on this. Reading all the reports, minimally invasive TLIF is supposed to be safe & predictable. However, reading some of these posts scare the hell out of me.