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... I had the same 3-4 surgery and it relieved some pain, but I'm looking into having L5-S1 done now as it's beating the current pain meds I'm prescribed. I would make sure to ask about the levels above and below. My surgeon went in from the side for most of the work and the back to place hardware. I was home in 2 days and at work on day 4. I did try a spinal cord stimulator for... (3 replies)
... I went in for a removal (MIS decompression) of a synovial cyst on the L3-L4. I was fully under, intubated, and when they flipped me to my stomach, my heart rate dropped too low for their taste. They gave me atropine and ephedrine, but couldn't get my heart rate up. When they flipped me back over, it was fine. But they aborted the surgery. Now I've been cleared by the... (1 replies)
Back pain
Mar 11, 2018
... I recently had a lumbar fusion L5-S1 seven months ago but still having a significant amount of pain. I recently had a CT scan that stated the following: Transitional L1 vertebral segments and L5-S1 interbody fusion with endplate sclerosis and cystic change (unspecified). What exactly does this mean? (3 replies)

... It is one of the main "problems" that leads to someone having a fusion because it tends to cause instability. ... (5 replies)
... Most surgeons do not like to perform fusions on their younger patients unless there are absolutely no options. This is because a fusion causes those sections of the spine to be immobile, which puts additional stress on the first segment after the fusion. ... (5 replies)
... Here is my last thread Back Pain is worse. From Mid back to midway my buttocks, the front of both thighs and down to my left toe is very painful. Sitting, laying down and walking is all bad. This is my latest MRI result: RADIOLOGIC EXAM: MR LUMBAR SPINE W WO IV CONTRAST... (0 replies)
Back pain
Mar 16, 2018
... Both of you need to be patient! It often takes about a year until your body adjusts to the new alignment. It definitely takes a year for the new bone to set up to the point that it is hardened off and completely set...even though you may show bone growth as early as a couple weeks. You have had major surgery. Regardless of what the spine surgeon may tell you, it is not an... (3 replies)
Back pain
Mar 14, 2018
... Welcome to the board. Please describe your pain and symptoms in more detail...specifically, is the pain the same as what you had before the surgery? Or, did it start after the surgery? Where is it located...etc. A transitional vertebra is a congenital defect that occurs in the womb when the bones that make up the spinal column did not fully separate into individual... (3 replies)
My MRI ... eek!
Feb 28, 2018
... You were indeed right that surgery to decompress that nerve at L5 S1 is in order. I'll admit that I haven't gone for a second opinion. I fully investigated the background of the neurosurgeon to whom I was referred. ... (12 replies)
... Hello everyone, new to this site and I would just like to thank everyone for sharing their experiences. This is my experience...... I had an Anterior Spinal Fusion L5-S1 7wks ago. In the hospital I was fed the night of the surgery (steak and potatoes) which led to severely painful complications and caused me to spend an extra night in the hospital. Thank god that was... (8 replies)
... >>>> Hi Jacqee and welcome to the forum. Having had several back surgeries, I can tell you that recovery takes TIME. Once you are healed well, I see no reason you can't ride your bike and work out, tho you may have to change your routine to accomodate your back. Once you have had spinal surgery, it is important to always keep in mind that your back will never quite be the... (3 replies)
... I am 50 and am having back surgery on Oct. 28th. (L3-4 fusion, L5-S1 decompression) I am very nervous. Please has anyone had this and if so please tell me what to expect for recovery and pain and long term results. I love to bike ride, walk and work out. Will I still be able to do so? I also just had a complete knee replacement two months ago and it is still very sore. I had... (3 replies)
... Ginger, The best thing would be to invest in a work station where you can stand up instead of sit. I did this and it has made a tremendous difference in my low back strain. Plus it is just healthier to stand up. I get more exercise during the day too. I bought mine at staples. It is basically a high table with two leaves that you can fold in. Comes in black and cherry... (5 replies)
... Hello! It's been a few mths since I've posted here. On 4.26.2007 I had a level 1 fusion, L5-S1. My original diagnosis was 3 herniated discs in the lumbar area of my back. My surgeon decided to take a conservative approach and only fix the disc causing the most trouble. I'm still in pain all of the time. I called my surgeon's nurse today to get pain med refills only to be... (7 replies)
... OK I'm new here and I'm having a Lamenecomy Fusion L5 S1 at the end of the month and I was just woundering if anyone can tell me what to expect or their own story. ... (4 replies)
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... laminectomies at L5 and S1. ... (40 replies)
... Moldova....I had my second spinal fusion (L5/S1) at the Hospital for Special Surgery too. It's a wonderful hospital, my first surgery was at St Luke's in the city. I would absolutely travel a greater distance to go to the best hospital. I lived on Long Island at the time, and there were no shortage of hospitals around....but I didn't want just any hospital. I didn't think... (22 replies)
... We are all different, but from what my restrictions are Now and life long, well, my Dr would think J was nuts for asking, but J had a double.fusion, L4/L5 & L5/S1. I am learning "new" ways to move my body basically for.the rest of my life. No twisting or real bending, nothing impacting other than walking, no running, jogging, etc. But there are people I've seen videos on... (3 replies)
... That is the worst treatment of anyone I have ever heard. This surgeon is neglecting you totally and showing that he sows not care about his patients. The way you were treated in the hospital. Unacceptable. I just had a tri level fusion. L3-S1. I Have been treated with kid gloves by a dari g and compassionate staff including the. Neuro surgeon that surgery. Gosh I was... (8 replies)

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