I love talking about my spinal fusion experience with you, and I’m always happy to answer your questions. There are some questions that come up pretty frequently, and I thought I’d use this space to share my answers. And not just my answers, but yours too. I hope to make this a place where my fellow spinal fusion warriors can ask questions, share their experiences, and give each other hope & strength.
If you’d like to submit a question, please scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions. And if you’d like to offer your own answers to any of the questions that you see here, click on the individual question and leave a comment on that post. Your feedback and input is absolutely welcome here!*
*Please note: All of the comments on this blog are moderated (by me), and I reserve the right to not publish a comment that does not fit with the tone of this page. While I certainly don’t expect your feedback to be all puppies and rainbows, I do want this to be a safe & positive space. There are already plenty of scary & negative stories out there for you to read.
Spinal Fusion: Frequently Asked Questions
Will the hardware from my spinal fusion set off metal detectors?
Will I be able to feel the hardware in my back after surgery?
Do you have any spinal fusion recovery tips?
Is pregnancy after a spinal fusion safe?
What is the average spinal fusion recovery time?
Why am I so exhausted in the weeks/months since my spinal fusion? Is this normal?
What was your experience with pain medication/management like after your spinal fusion?
How soon after surgery will I be able to travel?
Submit a Question
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