Thursday, January 20, 2011

XLIF and Psoas muscle

I learned today from my Physical Therapist that the psoas muscle really gets disrupted and stressed after having surgery with a lateral incision.  I am still having numbness in the thigh and weak muscle (quad).  I have read a number of postings on the  Spine forum website that many patients undergoing this have had similar problems.

  So hopefully with a few weeks of P.T. I will feel stronger.  I guess if I had to choose a ALIF over a XLIF I would choose that later, going through the abdomen was a very long and painful recovery (surgery 2006)

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