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... The basic usefulness of a laminectomy is around ten years....usually after that amount of time, stuff grows back that can result in nerve compression. ... (4 replies)
... Actually, it is likely you had the other spine issues before the flat back developed, unless you were born with this condition. The spine normally has three curves, two outward (lordotic) curves in the lumbar and cervical spine and an inward curve (kyphotic) in the thoracic spine. These curves allow us to stand on two legs, in an alignment that makes it easiest for the... (4 replies)
... I am wondering if anybody here has the same condition I was told were causing all of my back problems all these years, which is FLAT BACK SYNDROME. It took me over 25 years to get a diagnosis. I was told no surgery would help me. 17 years ago I had a laminectomy at L 4-5. I attempted to go back to work, and ended up in severe pain every night when I got home, in my low back... (4 replies)

... That' ok, I understand, I don't wait on here, just laying down is hard on me. Thank you for your info. I didn't know a lot of that. I now have more to research! I am getting a referral tomorrow morning. I thought I may get atleast a little better by now and have not. I went to turn over in bed and the pain at the surgery spot was excruciating. I hope to get in quick, am... (4 replies)
... Thank you for your reply and information. I was was born this way, sorry i was not clear with that part. I was told by a chiropractor, many years before when probems first started, that I had no curve in my back, but that really told me nothing, as I am not a doctor, and knew nothing, and I was given no advice as to what to do, who to see etc. Over all these years I have... (4 replies)
... ly. I will definitely check out a ortho surgeon and see what they say. I understand the importance of checking out the surgeons history and experience. My second laminectomy was not done well . I hurt ever since. I got horrible care from the hospital too. ... (8 replies)
... nectomy syndrome is a condition where the patient suffers from persistent pain in the back following surgery to the back. ... This persistent pain is called post laminectomy syndrome. ... (8 replies)
Synovial Cyst
Aug 1, 2017
... As I understand the surgeon he is going to remove the cyst and the facet. As all too often with surgeons their explanation is brief so when I go for my pro-op this Thursday I've written out a bunch of questions. Do you know if cutting down the facets is the same as a laminectomy? They seem similar. (5 replies)
... inch incision. They said it was a Hemilaminectomy instead of a Laminectomy because only a portion of the Lamina was removed. ... (23 replies)
... Hi Glen, I'm Joy. I see that you recently had a laminectomy. I too had it done recently, on January 12th. 6 weeks ago. Feels like it was done yesterday. I was wondering how you feel now, with a few more weeks under your belt. Are you allowed to start PT and do some exercising yet? My next appointment is March 12th. which will be at my 8 week mark. I hoping to start PT,... (2 replies)
... You might want to think about getting a second opinion from a fellowshiptrained orthopedic spine surgeon. Their training is similar to the neurosurgeon but sometimes they have a different way of resolving issues. It would be helpful to know a bit more about the period after the laminectomy. When did this "new" pain begin to develop? You said you didn't have it prior to... (23 replies)
... It seems unusual that your new pain started after your laminectomy and cyst removal, but yet you're being told its unrelated. It might be a good idea to ask another NS and see if he agrees. ... (23 replies)
... PapaBill- Sounds like we we're having the same type of problems with the cysts. However, my NS told me that the chances of the cyst returning were very slim. That contradicts what I'm reading from several people on these boards. I was told the laminectomy (bone removal) had to be done to gain access to the cyst. I asked the NS would anything be done to replace the section of... (23 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Unfortunately synovial cysts can and do come back. There is also the possibility that the laminectomy has caused a bit of instability which is causing some spinal nerve irritation or compression. ... (23 replies)
... I had a laminectomy procedure done back in September of 2016 to remove a large synovial cyst in my L/5 disc that was compressing the nerves going down the left side of my body. The surgery went fine according to my NS, and for the most part I am pain free on that side of my body. However, 4 months post surgery and now I am having the same, if not worse pain on the opposite... (23 replies)
... Welcome to the board. First, I think the question is: do you need a fusion? I think that needs to be decided before you consider which procedure would be best for your body and your symptoms. Do you have sciatic pain? Has the cyst grown back? What was the location of the laminectomy? (1 replies)
... From Laminectomy with synovial cyst removal to Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion I am a Flight Attendant injured my back in 2014 because of turbulence Long story short, had a LSCR, cured my syatica left leg. Then started having pain in right side hip a Lumbard 5 6. After 2 years and still not returning to my job, the 3rd surgeon advice is to do a Direct Lateral Interbody... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Did the Medrol pack help any? You say your leg was "crippled" prior to surgery? What do you mean by that and what is going on with it now? While it is frustrating that people with legitimate pain are having trouble getting the drugs they need due to opiate abuse, it is doubtful something stronger would make a difference to you. Opioids are not... (2 replies)
... A laminectomy removes the back part of the vertebra to make more room for the spinal cord or the nerves of the cauda equina. ... (4 replies)
... ctor. PT has helped me a little with my strength and the shots have given me limited improvement. I just visited with the dr again and he is suggesting another laminectomy at L3. ... (4 replies)

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