... I had a Lumbar Laminectomy in October. After surgery, left leg was numb for a couple weeks but slowly got better. No issues with right leg at all. ... (2 replies)
... Hi everbody. I was wondering if anyone has has lumbar laminectomy with fusion and instrumentation from L1 thru S1. What is scaring me is the recovery. My pain level now is maybe 4 just as long as I am sitting in chair. ... (1 replies)
... C6 laminectomy with fusion done on March 7th of this year. This board has been a wonderful source of information. I have a question though about the burning and the pain. ... (5 replies)
... Welcome to the board. If the disc is not bulging or herniated, it may be that too much lamina was removed in your laminectomy, and it created a little bit of movement between the segments. This creates instability which sometimes allows a nerve to get caught as things shift ever so slightly...which results in nerve pain. This is something that would not necessarily show up... (6 replies)
... I had laminectomy l4-5 on Dec 17, 2015. The first 2 monts were ok but now i have pins and needles and extreme right leg pain. I had an mri and no more ruptured disc or anything to operate on. The pain is unbearable and not getting bettet. I have tried stretching and resting and the exercising makes it worse. I am on pain meds, neurontin, cymbalta, elavil, and it dtill hurts... (6 replies)
... I believe it was between the T12 and L1 (2 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Which level was operated on? (2 replies)
... I agree that it is important to research on your own once a diagnosis is given. You obviously have done quite a hit of research and can articulate what is s going on with your condition.
Facet joints must be in good shape when considering ADR. I was lucky only one set of facet joints had one degree of spondylolisthes and mild arthritis. I was a new woman after my 3-level... (6 replies)
... My concern is that one Dr wanted to do a 2 level artificial disc replacement. It pays to research on your own. The four level laminectomy with fusion recommended would not have had a good outcome either. ... (6 replies)
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... Welcome to the board. That is a long fusion, but unless you want to end up in a wheelchair or bedridden, it doesn't sound like you have a choice. After reading the first sentence, I was going to encourage you to get a second opinion, but then I see you have done that...so it seems it really is necessary and there are not other options other than fusion.
Did you get a... (1 replies)
... Hi Everyone. My name is Angela. I had a PILF Feb.5, 2015, before that epidural steroid injections and and epidural when I gave birth 21 years ago. I recently had Xrays and a MRI done to follow up and see why I am in so much pain and as a follow up after surgery. When I Google the results of my MRI Arachnoditis keeps coming up. I am due for a follow up on the 25th of this... (38 replies)
... Hello again, it has been 4 years since I last posted. In June 2012 I had Micro-D surgery for spinal stenosis at L 2-3-4. The surgery worked out well at that time. In the last several months I have had several symptoms come back to include problems with severe pain in my back, problems with walking, "pins and needle" feelings in my legs, weakness in my knees more so on the... (6 replies)
... Thank you for your advice, that is very kind of you to reach out to comfort me at this time. I am now at 5 weeks post op and doing better, I have some good and bad moments. I heard it was a uphill battle to start with the information from the post and people who have gone through this and taking the time to write. Thanks to the members like you it just calms my nerves down a... (5 replies)
... Sorry I miss posted this wrong... (5 replies)
... surgery at the hospital for joint disease on NY. This surgeon recommended an anterior 2 level fusion with a bone graft and metal plate. He felt that a posterior laminectomy even with fusion has a high chance of causing neck pain for me. Although my MRI shows much more damage on my left, much of my pain is on the right. ... (16 replies)
... I agree with teteri66
I had the burning and pain for months ,part of the healing process. Keep us undated on your progress. (5 replies)
Thank you again for the information. The information from my doctor is what you might say subpar. What I learned from them I already knew from reading the HB boards. It's almost like they did not want to give me to much information because of litigation reasons or something. I like my doctor and staff but the communication from that is slim to none. I don't see... (5 replies)
... Unfortunately, the burning is a natural part of healing. ligaments and soft tissue have been stretched, aggravated and perhaps cut to some extent. As they heal and rejuvenate it causes a burning sensation from time to time.
This is true for nerves as well...but takes or can take much, much longer. The tissue repair/burning can take from weeks to months to finish up and... (5 replies)
... I just met again with the neurosurgeon who recommended a three level laminectomy. He was unable to open the CD that had been downloaded. This time he said that the MRI doesn't match the right sided symptoms. He also said that for the most part, I had typical age related changes.
Here is the MRI report from 2 months ago
C2/c3 uncoventtebral hypertrophy with moderate to... (16 replies)