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My Wonky Spine.
May 26, 2018
... Hello, and thank you. Yes, I have been seen by two physicians - they concur. The lumbar surgery will be 4-6 weeks after the cervical. Cervical is apparently much more serious than the low back. Although I am having a lot of trouble with stability walking, the surgeon who will be doing the surgery said he wouldn't risk doing the lumbar first. I had a L5/S1 diskectomy... (2 replies)
Post-Laminectomy
May 21, 2018
... Dear kathpel, I'm no expert at all, but from years of experience with surgeries myself I suggest that your mother may be helped by a well-experienced primary care doctor that will look after and coordinate her care esp. with pain management. I think it is completely normal that no matter how good of a doctor he is that a neurosurgeon that took care of her spine issue would... (4 replies)
Post-Laminectomy
May 20, 2018
... op for the Laminectomy and still has sever back muscle spasms almost disabilitating. ... (4 replies)

Post-Laminectomy
May 24, 2018
... Hi Chris, I have heard of Nerve Stimulation but never the BURST. What i have researched and found is that it is a non invasive procedure as it is a trial, and only if successful will there be a permanent implant. As this is still an ongoing trial and being reviewed by the U.S boards, there are not many people who have undergone the BURST. If this works there will be... (4 replies)
Post-Laminectomy
May 24, 2018
... Hi, Thank you for your reply's. Yayagirl, I took your advice and took my mom to a GP for pain management. This was the best thing I could of done, as she took my mom off the many medications she was taking and gave her one muscle relaxant and a pain patch. She also put my mom on anxiety pills and recommended a psychologist as she has post traumatic 'medical' stress which... (4 replies)
Post-Laminectomy
May 24, 2018
... It can continue forever. Everyone is different; some docs are great and some are average. I'm looking for anyone with a Burst DR neurostimulator. I'm getting the trial in a week or so. Lumbar severe pain many years. One fusion L5 s1 3 1/2 years ago. (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I am currently fused from L3 to S1 (first fused L4-5, then about two years later, the additional segments were added on) and recently had a laminectomy to open up the central canal at L2-3 but it wasn't necessary to fuse that segment. I can tell you about my experience and give you some general information about what is regarded as "typical" but bear in... (5 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)
Lumbar fusion
Apr 13, 2018
... My surgeon has told me my MRI shows a large herniation at L1/L2 , a grade 1 spondylolisthesis at L2/L3 and stenosis throughout L1/L4. He is recommending a laminectomy at L1 as well as a fusion from L1/L3. I need to return to a job that involves packing and stacking 30 pound boxes all day. He says after three months I can return to work with no restrictions. After all I have... (2 replies)
... recess, disc, as well as the laminectomy site. ... (0 replies)
My MRI ... eek!
Feb 28, 2018
... Teteri66 -- 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. I don't think I could find anyone better qualified and I also have the pressure of dealing with my workplace HR leave paperwork and short term... (12 replies)
... 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)
... 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)


Associated Tags: cervical, fusion, lumbar, radicular pain, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, synovial cyst

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