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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)
... Hi everyone, I had a lumbar laminectomy on L2, 3 &4 on Tuesday . After being discharged i was unable to urinate on my own so I ended up in the ER I had 1000 cc's of urine in my bladder and had to get a catheter put in which I must have until I go to see the Urologist on Wednesday. Have not been able to have a bowel movement since surgery, tried stool softener, Mira Lax and... (6 replies)
... Hello, I am miserable, can barley walk, stand or sit for any period of time and I feel the best laying down. I had a laminectomy in 1991 and the fusion in 2008 diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and arthritis of the spine as well. ... (0 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)
... 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)
... 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...." COULD? I will make a few comments now... (4 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)


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