... Hi y'all I'm having similar problems. Had a L4-L5 laminectomy and cage fusion 9/10 within 48 hours post op I noticed the sciatic nerve pain I had been experiencong down my left side was gone BUT now it was on right and just as bad if not worse. I had asked the Dr preop if the fusion would put too much pressure on the L5/S1, to which he replied no everything looks fine even... (9 replies)
... In March 2013 I had an emergency disectomy and laminectomy for lumbar cauda equina I developed after a vicious assault in august 2012. ... (0 replies)
... i am having a posterior lumbar 4-5 laminectomy with synovial cyst removal on August 27,2015. I have a 5 day trip to Germany planned 6 &1/2 weeks later.
I now know the recovery to be longer than the one week I had thought. I know it is at least 6 weeks, after my pre surgery intake with the wonderful nurse I have. Does anyone have feedback about a 8 hour plane ride to Europe... (5 replies)
... I am also in Pain Management and my Dr. suggested the SPS. I have been on narcotics for years and am so tired of taking pills. I had a bad flare up of pain back in NOv. and am still suffering. I have had an Ortho consult and now just had a Neuro consult. The Ortho looked at the MRi, which was an open MRI done in Dec. and just said you need surgery, screws rods fusion etc. ... (11 replies)
... I had both surgeries. The Lamy to L5-S1 in Nov. 2013, then a alif fusion to L5-S1 level this past march. Recovery takes time. I knew it was going to but I didn't truly realize how long. Simple daily things like getting dressed, using thebathroom, or trying to pick up something that was dropped, etc...were difficult for a couple months, atleast for me at my level. You're stiff... (2 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. (2 replies)
... I just came from my dr and I am only 3wks post op a microdisecectomy and laminectomy on l5-s1 where I too, had a huge herniation. I asked the dr today, how much disc was left and he said that it was hard to say, but if I did re-herniate, it was possible that I may need a fusion. I have a lot of anxiety about this, but am determined to not bend and twist, if I can help it. ... (1 replies)
... p pain will always be there he thinks. The only way to get rid of it would be a Fusion and he said there is no way he would ever have that done. He wants to do a Laminectomy for my leg pain and also kill a nerve in the facet joint which that would be temporary relief of the back pain. ... (0 replies)
... Hi...i had l4 l5 microdiscectomy and laminectomy about 4 months ago. ... (1 replies)
... After being diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis in 1992 and undergoing several other treatment options that were not successful, I had back surgery, a laminectomy w/bone fusion. I then developed urinary incontinence, which is still a problem for me. :( and also lost my mobility. I am now spending most of the time in a wheelchair, although I am able to use a walker for very... (2 replies)
... It was great to hear from you, all you can do is stick with it I always push and push hard and I end up paying for it. I live in Missouri and where I live rocks grow like grass so I was dinging them out yesterday (I did not pick them up) and I paid for it.
The pain Dr's upped my meds to Oxy 30mg now and that is mostly for the leg pain (if it is doing something I thank God... (12 replies)
... I do not post much I usually just look around and see what is going on. I had back surgery that was on levels L-4 L5 L5-S1 that involved a Laminectomy fusion cutting the disc with instrumentation and a few other things I no longer remember (it was 20 years ago) And bone dowel for stabilization in he front. That surgery failed I did run into someone that had the same surgery... (12 replies)
... When is the surgery? Do you know what type of fusion you are having and what type of bone graft will be used. This may make a small difference in the amount of time needed for recovery.
Just generally speaking, and there is no way of knowing ahead of time how quickly you may recover or get through the surgery, people are told they should plan on being off work anywhere... (2 replies)
I had a large herniation at l5-s1 and had a microdiscectomy-laminectomy 3 wks ago. I did well the 1st week b/c I imaging the meds masked the pain and inflammation. Week 2, I had some muscle spasms and started up with the muscle relaxer, again. I just hit week 3 and yesterday, after doing my walking and sitting (alternating both), I began with the familiar nerve pain... (7 replies)
... Hello and thanks for the info. I've not heard of cauda equina syndrome but I just did a Google search for it and after reading about it I will definitely mention this to my doctor. It never hurts to ask questions; after all it IS my body. Thanks much! (2 replies)
... I am so sorry you are suffering from these unintended consequences of spine surgery.
How long after surgery was it that you developed the urinary incontinence? Did you report it to the surgeon? If so, what was the response?
I am assuming you had surgery in the lumbar part of the spine. If so, it sounds like you now have cauda equina syndrome. While it is more... (2 replies)
... Thanks Brian I will, I thought I finally had MediGap insurance but for the second time in a row I was denied (gee I thought they could no longer deny you lol) I found out something very interesting from these two tho, the way they are getting to deny you now is through the under writing and they use a company called "MILLIMAN" that company gets all the pharmacies prescription... (12 replies)
... Dr. Gross is in S.C and has done over 4,000 Rob. Make sure you go to someone like that.
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... Sorry I did not get back sooner my computer was acting up if it is not one thing it is another lol
Thank I will look into the resurfacing I think I just got the medigap to pick up the 20% medicare does not but I am waiting for the plan information to come. I want to go to St Louis MO there is a hospital there i have read about (i am about 2 hours away from there) I am sure... (12 replies)
You're my kinda guy.
I would recommend strongly to consider a hip resurfacing (which is the compact way ) with no "stake in the femur".
I get around VERY well on mine and almost went back to playing hockey, but decided not to because I live on my own and have a mortgage...............
Dr. Michael Mont at Sinai in Baltimore MD did mine. I was #429 for this... (12 replies)