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  1. Lumbar Spinal fusion bone growthI

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    Lumbar Spinal fusion bone growth I had a spinal fusion at L4 L5 on May 5th. My surgeon has X-rayed me at two, five and nine weeks. So far the hardware (screws and rods) remain stable. I asked my doc if he could see any bone growth at my nine week visit, and he said "no, we won't see anything...
  2. Recovery time after back surgery?

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    I've suffered from lower back pain and sciatica for many years. I've tried chiropractors and injections with no relief. So, I found a highly-regarded orthopeadic surgeon and am having an L4 L5 fusion and bulging disc surgery on May 5th. The Doc said it would take about two months before I...