... Finally some news to report.
Neurosurgeon recommended laminectomy & discectomy on both L1-2 and L2-3. And right hemi-laminectomy and discectomy on L5-S1. Surgery in hospital (2-day stay) scheduled for early December pending insurance authorization.
Also the surgeon wants me to go in for a cervical MRI. (9 replies)
... I am confused about the spondylolisthesis. I gather you had a laminectomy but the spondy was not addressed. Do you know why this is the case? ... (3 replies)
... My situation is 1 out of 100 so my surgeon says. Nine weeks ago I had a laminectomy to remove a portion of a broken disc that was pressing against a nerve. ... (3 replies)
... About all you can do is closely monitor yourself and stay on top of things. I have managed to avoid infection with my surgeries but know it can be miserable to knock out.
Good luck to you. Don't be shy about calling your surgeon if you suspect things aren't going well. (3 replies)
... Thanks for the note. I was lucky (in this one case) that the disc damage was one vertebrae above the spondy, so at this time it did not need to be fused. Last night was a problematic night as I woke up drenched in my own sweat that has been a reoccurring issue as well. One large piece of good news is that I learned yesterday that my crp and Sed rate all look better Crp 15... (3 replies)
... It sounds like you have nerve compression...perhaps some instability as the result of the laminectomy is allowing some movement and catching a nerve, or perhaps a disc has herniated. ... (15 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I am a little confused by your post. Why was the spinal cord stimulator implanted? Were you under the care of a spine surgeon at the time?
Laminectomies are often a temporary fix for the resolution of painful nerve pain coming from a compressed nerve or nerves. It would appear that the leg weakness is a sign of further nerve compression in addition... (15 replies)
... L5 laminectomy and fusion. ... (56 replies)
... SI foraminal narrowing . I have all those level fused as well ...had 6 spinal surgeries. Pt and pain meds don't help much so would a laminectomy help? ... (7 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Sorry no one responded to you sooner. Hope you are still around and reading!
It sounds like you had a fusion along with the laminectomy. Is that correct? All the suggestions I would have made are rather pointless since you just saw your surgeon and had an MRI, and things appear to be in place and adjacent areas are good. Did he have any thoughts... (1 replies)
... Hello. Nice to hear from you again, but sorry you are having issues. Did you leave anything out in the levels you included here...for L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1? Or, is this everything that was on the report for these levels?
Also, I question the wording of the L3-4 ..."which combination could cause severe central spinal stenosis...."
I will make a few comments now... (2 replies)
... I had a laminectomy L4L5 2 years ago - pretty much pain free for those 2 years but in last month or so pain started up. Shooting down my left buttock and back of left leg - sometimes even in right. Not sure what to think - had visit with my surgeon in July for (2 year post op) everything is still intact, cage with bone growing good - rods and pins still in place. discs... (1 replies)
... Well I had a couple of good years after my laminectomy but this past year things are going down hill. I can't ignore the pain nor push through the pain anymore. ... (2 replies)
... but laminotomy and laminectomy is one of those surgeries, like a foraminotomy, that seems to just be a precursor for another more involved surgery down the road... ... (1 replies)
... Hello Teteri66 it's good to talk with you again too. I sure wish I wasn't in this predicament again. I think I listed everything that's pertinent. I can see on the MRI that I'm pretty much bone on bone at L5-S1 and have been for many years. I think I could live with that pain but this stenosis pain is just too much. Yes most of my problems are in the left leg. Very rarely... (2 replies)
... to correct scoliosis, spondyloslisthesis, and laminectomy to release pressure on nerve roots. ... (0 replies)
... I had a Lumbar Laminectomy in October. After surgery, left leg was numb for a couple weeks but slowly got better. No issues with right leg at all. ... (2 replies)
... Hi everbody. I was wondering if anyone has has lumbar laminectomy with fusion and instrumentation from L1 thru S1. What is scaring me is the recovery. My pain level now is maybe 4 just as long as I am sitting in chair. ... (1 replies)
... C6 laminectomy with fusion done on March 7th of this year. This board has been a wonderful source of information. I have a question though about the burning and the pain. ... (5 replies)
... Help; over the past 6 weeks I was experiencing lower back pain. At first it was like sciatica with pains down left leg when sitting but increased to severe pain that included some saddle numbness at times. I went and after steroids, muscle relaxers , anti inflammatory I got some X-rays and an MRI. It showed L4/L5 nerve compression ,L5 / S1 disc protrusion nerve compression ,... (7 replies)