I had a 2 level lumbar fusion 10 days ago(L4-S1) and I am slowly getting better. My staples are still in, but while the bottom of my scar is flat, the top 1/4 is a giant bulge. Is this normal and will it eventually flatten out?
This “bunching” will eventually flatten out. It might take 2-3 months. Once the scar is healed, you can have genitle skin mobilization techniques by your physical therapist to help hasten the process.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.