I am 71 . 4 weeks since lumbar fusion, L3-4, L4-5. This followed (first ) SI joint fusion then 2 discectomies.
Still on a fair amount of pain meds , only reduced by half the dose I left hospital on. I'm not comfortable to drive on that level. Is this to be expected at this stage?
Physical Therapy... I have an appointment to start this at 6 weeks post surgery. Did not get sent for PT for the previous surgeries. I know this was more major but wondered if PT is typical follwing lumbar fusion and to what extent it is helpful.
Thanks, in advance,