... Thanks for the thoughts! It's been a rough few days but I'm trying to keep my eyes on the horizon. As I tend to do, I pushed too much yesterday and I'm paying today. Pain control has been pretty poor, in large part bc I was already on a pretty intense regime since I adapt quickly and it has also been a long journey. I was released Saturday on the same exact regime I had... (10 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. I am 37. Well I asked for the MRI result to be sent to me and I am glad I did. Dr and nurse both said it was a bone protrusion slightly contacting anterior margin of thoracic cord. Well it is ACTUALLY a 3.1mm focal disc protrusion which contacts and minimally indents the anterior margin of the thoracic cord at T3-T4.
Does that change how the spine... (5 replies)
... Depending on how big the protrusion is, they could just try epidural steroid injections to calm down the whole area and reduce the inflammation. I disagree that a spine specialist would have any trouble getting to the thoracic area. I have worked in orthopedic research for many years and have never heard this. If worse comes to worse, and injections or physical therapy don't... (5 replies)
... Well apparently I'm going to be here a lot. This is my source of sanity now.
I am 4-5 weeks out of PILF L5 S1 fusion, laminectomy, disc removal, severe nerve displacement, and congenital spondylosthesis (sp?). Had surgery March 27 and today is April 30. I know we all heal differently and at different rates, but the commonality is the process I think.
I have discovered... (2 replies)
... Looking for advice or commonality like everyone else.
I am 5 weeks post-op on Level 1 L5 S1 fusion with laminectomy, DCP, severe sciatic nerve displacement. I was in chiro treatment for a year getting 100lbs traction (DCP), and adjustments on ischium, SI Joint, greater trochanter, and L5...all 3 X a week for a year.
5 weeks post-op (doc said it was a 90 degree screw... (3 replies)
... I've seen a top rated neuro at a top rated Hospital in Boston and it looks so far like a laminectomy and cleaning out some nerve roots for my L1 pinched nerve syndrome could be done as I have a fair amount of stenosis. ... (1 replies)
... I had surgery 9-29-15 Dr.James Rose in Austin,Texas. Seton brain and spine " laminectomy"I had to resort to a wheelchair for the last month before surgery. 20min after surgery in my hospital room they had me stand up straight and walk halls no pain. He is a teaching doctor at the hospital. Would like to hear if anyone has had a Nerve Ablation for my mother in law if it... (6 replies)
... S1, where there is a loss of disc height as well as a possible tear in the annulus of the disc. Surgical changes are noted from the laminectomy you had previously. ... (7 replies)
... This is my 1st time posting here.. and sorry in advance because I know this post is lengthy...
I had an MRI my results in a nutshell are
L1-L2 disc bulging with mild facet arthropathy from
L2-L3 disc bulging with facet arthropathy with canal stenosis
L3-L4 disc bulging with mild facet arthropathy
L4-L5 disk bulging severe facet arthropathy moderate canal stenosis, mild... (7 replies)
... S1 lumbar laminectomy with intervertebral spacer placement and posterior spinal fusion with pedicle screws and connecting rods. There is anatomic alignment at this level. ... (7 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Unfortunately, only someone with a crystal ball could give you that information. If you had a problem with scar tissue the first time, chances are good you will have similar problems this time. The best way to prevent scar tissue from attaching to a nerve is to take short walks frequently.
Each body creates scar tissue. It is nature's way of... (3 replies)
... I have just had a second laminectomy after my MRI showed excesses scar tissue on my previous MRI , this was in 6 months, please let me know that this will work, I am scared and hurting, when will I feel better and be able to return to work (3 replies)
... fusion and laminectomy . ... (2 replies)
... Two hands gives you some good information. It is very unusual to do a laminectomy on two or more spinal segments without fusing the area. When the lamina is removed to make room for the compressed nerves, it can create instability. ... (2 replies)
... On January 8, 2015 I had a Laminectomy of L2,L3,L4,L5. ... (2 replies)
... It is true that the recent report you shared above mentions moderate spinal stenosis at L3/L4 but I would question whether that is what is causing your symptoms. In order for central stenosis to cause symptoms the narrowing has to cause compression on either nerve roots or the spinal cord. The spinal cord has already terminated at L2. I have read of very severe central... (10 replies)
... I don't know where you live but I feel safe in saying that the spine surgeons I know would never do a laminectomy without a fusion given that you already have spondylolisthesis from L2 to S1...at each disc level. ... (10 replies)
... c the laminectomy is not an option for me. ... (10 replies)
... Does your doctor recommend a laminectomy or did he perhaps say a laminectomy with fusion? ... (10 replies)
... Many surgeons will not do a laminectomy only procedure if multiple levels are involved. ... (2 replies)