... 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... (9 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... (9 replies)
... level laminectomy as it is very difficult to clean up enough to free up the nerve without creating an unstable situation. ... (9 replies)
... So this is to anyone post op folks from lamy's without fusion. I'd like to know your short story if you have time.
I'm 61, live in Massachusetts and have had some back / hip issues with L1/T12 and have been evaluated by a top doc at Emerson and also have seen a top rated Neuro at New England Baptist.
The latter says when I'm ready he would do a laminectomy on L4, L3, and... (9 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... (9 replies)
... Thanks for all the replies. I sincerely appreciate them. This last one above me ,,,,,,,,,,,Whoa, you are a tough guy. You know what, country living will likely make you feel better. I get a charge out of watching and hearing all the birds at my feeders, and feeding resident chipmunks when I'm home.
I have to work till I'm 70 and have about 9 years to go, so I've decided to... (9 replies)
... I believe much more than 50% of back surgeries are successful. It really depends on how long someone waits before seeing a spine specialist.
The doctor who recommended PT and injections is doing what most surgeons do, which is try all non-invasive, or conservative, measures first to see if you can get some relief. If that fails, surgery may be needed. If you go to a surgeon... (9 replies)
... I had spinal fusion by a well-respected neuro surgeon, then PT. But, I still hurt - almost as much as originally at times -- since the operation. My surgeon conducted numerous tests post operation and said he could see nothing that would cause the pain I still have. I heard only about half of back surgeries are successful. I don't have quite as much pain as before, and my... (9 replies)
... To be honest IMO I'd try and just stick with working out and staying in shape! Don't waste your time with multi level surgeries without fusions! Alls it does is causes extreme instabilities, and huge issues down the road! I wish you tons of luck in which ever you choose though!
Jai (9 replies)
... ith being pushed down the stairs and fracturing my spine in 6 places! A year later I was diagnosed with severe cauda equina and went into emergency surgery for a laminectomy and diskectomy was completely paralyzed from hips down! ... (2 replies)
... I first searched for help, for lumbar issues and difficulty walking, in 2007. But, on hindsight, these issues may well have started in the 1990s. (I'm 73.) I have had a lumbar laminectomy (2012), hips replaced ( in 2013 and 2015) which helped with my osteoarthritis, but did not solve my original issues. I've tried physical therapy, accupuncture, PENS therapy, chiropractor,... (0 replies)
... Everything lumbar says moderate to severe, stenosis, etc. I just found the report but it's PDF so I can't cut and paste.
I have NOT been seen by ortho spine surgeon.
What does everyone think of laser vs. knife with all this stuff?
I posted before asking about laser vs. knife but only got one response.
A friend of a friend, who now can't be reached (lay off) had bad... (9 replies)
... 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... (16 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 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)