|Injured On The Job|
During a TLIF operation, an incision is made in the patient's back to allow the surgeon access to the spine. Once the spine is in view, the surgeon will remove a portion of bone from the appropriate areas of the spine to allow the surgeon to access the disc space.
Following surgery, the patient may be hospitalized for several days but should be walking by the end of the first day. Medications may be prescribed for any post-surgical pain.