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Lumbar fusion

I am 64 yrs young and considering minimally invasive 3 level fusion.  How long did full recovery take and Did you still need pain meds after full recovery?



  • I have a 3 level lumbar fusion, my surgeon and from what I understand most say to give it a year for a full recovery, for me I started to feel pretty good at the 8-9 week mark and it seemed to get much better from there.


  • Wow that’s great progress, thanks Chip

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 4,713


    I was 60 when I had a lumbar fusion. I stayed in rehab for a week after my surgery and went home in very little pain. I have always said that it was that and my recovery at home as to why I did so well.

    Good luck and keep us posted

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