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Will I feel pain after ALIF?

Pain and discomfort are normal effects of any surgery. Based on how intense your pain is, we will provide you with the necessary treatment to manage it.

After you wake up from undergoing ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion), you will still feel the effect of the anesthetic. Once this effect wears off, you might start feeling pain in the site of the surgery.

Don’t worry because it is normal to feel some degree of pain after this surgery. You will keep it under control with the proper medication.

Make sure you only take the pain medication according to your doctor’s indications.

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