... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... It is common for a surgeon to try the surgery that is the minimum amount that will resolve the issue. In other words, you don't begin with a fusion when a laminectomy might resolve the symptoms. So it is not unusual for the patient to need more surgery after a laminectomy. ... (7 replies)
... Did you have a laminectomy previously? ... (7 replies)
... I've had every test imaginable with negative results except for lumbar spine (extensive labs, spinal tap, MRIs, EMG, Biopsy for Small Fiber Neuropathy, more).Symptoms are chronic progressive paresthesia that started in big toe of one foot, spread to both feet, up legs and settling in lower spine. In last year inability to wear shoes or socks and in past month severe... (4 replies)
... pital said that they only put fusion on there because it is a possibility, but I haven't spoken to my doctor about it yet because originally he said he was doing laminectomy but he had to speak to his partner. ... (3 replies)
... Well it is time now for the jitters and nerves to set in. The only problem I will have to deal with them for 4 weeks. The surgery is scheduled for the 9th of August (had family concerns to deal with through July). The surgery will be a laminectomy on L3-4 for decompression and some work on L1 and L2 as needed. Also I am going to have the Coflex stabilizer placed at the... (14 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)
I had an L4-5 laminectomy exactly a year ago. Took a long time to build stamina after sitting for so long, but feeling like my old self. I still have one sided hip pain which developed after the surgery, only at night. It's gotten better - it used to take 15-20 minutes of walking around to feel ok, but now it stops hurting almost as soon as I get up. My PT exercises... (1 replies)
... I am having a laminectomy of L3, 4 & 5 with fusion of L4/5. Looking for anyone with a similar surgery how it went and how was their recovery. I am extremely nervous for the surgery. (10 replies)