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Has anyone has a 3 level spinal fusion? How long did it take to get back to normal?

After 10+ years of spine pain and 10 years worth of spinal injections without any lasting relief, trigger point injections, PT, water PT & Dilaudid for pain. In 3 weeks, (4 Feb. '19) I am having 3 level (L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1) spinal fusion for osteoarthritis and degenerative spondylolisthesis.
My question is how long did the post op severe pain last and how long before you were able to manage on your own (I live alone with a cat but can/will get a home health aid)?
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I had a 3-level fusion in my neck, c4-5-6. Recovery too 6 weeks but I was functional after 7-10 days.
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TY for your reply but I'm having 3 level 'spinal' fusion.
I have read it can take up to a year so I was asking those who had a 3 level spinal fusion how long it took them.
The neck is part of the spine. Mone called cervical fusion. Sounds like your talking about lumbar fusion.
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