... I had laminectomy. L4 s1 i had the same surgery 14 years ago L5. (10 replies)
... Have you thought about malpractice? That would get their attention. Even a letter from a lawyer might do it.
Even the best doctors make mistakes. But this guy sounds like he's kinda iffy if he's on probation. And if his colleagues are circling the wagons in the uncrossable "white line" they all seem to do, your only recourse is to go somewhere else, as Chuck said.
But you... (6 replies)
... are post surgical changes of laminectomy from L3 through L5. ... (10 replies)
... Apologies for not being more thorough in reading the replies.
The NS that I'm planning to do the surgery with is at the Duke Spine Clinic. He plans to do a 2 level laminectomy, one at L4, and at L5. Both levels are impinged on the left side. He said that if one were free, I would possibly been able to avoid the foot drop. Both of the levels control the anterior... (5 replies)
... t I too wonder about just doing laminectomy. It depends on the size of the disc bulge and how much of the lamina has to be removed, but the problem with doing a laminectomy alone is that it can result in instability. ... (5 replies)
... What is the rationale for laminectomy without fusion? ... (5 replies)
... micro. He feels that surgery would restore my foot to normal. Both L4 and L5 are compressed, causing the foot drop, so he suggests a 2 level laminectomy with out fusion. Any further surgery would require fusion. ... (5 replies)
... inute of it. I am from NY, moved to Fl. for 2 yrs., then to Az., and after 1 month found I had foraminal stenosis among other things. Not one doc would give me a laminectomy but all said I was "normal for my age". ... (6 replies)
... I am just past the 7 week status of my Laminectomy, and am still uncomfortable. K can walk around my house all right,but as soon as I went out to walk down my street ,I can't walk it hurts.I do have an appointment with a hip specialist in a few weeks, but the pain in my groin area is non stop and I am wondering if. It could be something elsejj (1 replies)
... Surgery level L4-5
Surgery side- bilateral
Name of surgery: laminectomy,disectomy,interbody fusion with PEEK cages,pedicle screws
Thank you for responding (4 replies)
... Hi all. New here. Had laminectomy L3/L4/L5 for severe stenosis caused from a cyst. I was in excruciating pain for the first 1 1/2 weeks post op and needed to use a walker. Now 1 mo. post op and I still have bad hip/butt/leg pain and can't stand/walk for more than a few minutes without having to sit down. I also cannot turn over in bed without pain so i literally have to sit up... (0 replies)
... That's a pretty good response for ESI I would think, and a good indication that you'll get some benefit from removing the compression. You probably already know this but every study I've ever heard of shows a correlation between time of compression and degree of improvement so sooner is probably better once you are certain that you are comfortable with the surgeon and the... (5 replies)
... I'm about 15 miles from Duke Hospital. I've just being weighing the surgery for now. I think the best thing to do is to try it and see if the foot drop improves. After I had an ESI last week, I was able to lift my big toe on my left foot again, so steroids reducing the swelling helped.
I think I just need to put on my big girl panties and schedule the surgery. (humor... (5 replies)
... op. from a PLIF level 3 and laminectomy with continued pain when i stand or walk and back spasms all day.The longer I am on my spine the worst it will get. ... (2 replies)
... and cautioned me that a laminectomy would make my pain worse. He subsequently referred me to an orthopedic spine surgeon at UCSF, who disagreed, thus I went ahead with the surgery. ... (3 replies)
... her thing that comes to mind is that it is almost always a good idea to get more than one opinion when contemplating spine surgery. While, as back surgeries go, laminectomy is one of the easier surgeries, there are no guarantees that you will come out of it in less pain, or without other issues. ... (1 replies)
... Sometimes a surgeon takes a bit more than necessary, or performs a laminectomy on several adjoining levels, creating a situation of instability, and often requiring a fusion at some point in the future...but this does not happen frequently. ... (3 replies)
... Erm - as far as I know, they didn't. If you mean did they put any hardware in me, then no. The surgeon just did the laminectomy, but no fusion or metal or anything like that. (3 replies)
The upside is that it could be a "mere" back spasm...I've had many dozen. My pattern was 3 days of near immobile and then very slow improvement over a week. If I was going to walk the first 3 days I needed to use a TENS unit to cancel the spasm pain, A LITTLE. So you will have to watch and wait.
The downside is that CRACK you heard. I heard one in 1973 and have been... (3 replies)
... In June of 2013 I had a lumbar laminectomy. Prior to that my back was so bad I could barely even walk across the room without a walker. And that was while I was on near max levels of - ultram, fentanyl, oxycodone, and celebrex, zanaflex, and lyrica all at once. Needless to say I was friggin miserable. So - had the surgery and right from day one I was essentially pain free and... (3 replies)