... I am five weeks into recovery for my back surgery...I had a laminectomy and discectomy L4 and L5 were involved. Prior to my surgery I had two spinal injections which is when my right leg pain and knee numbness really got worse. ... (2 replies)
... any years. Last 5 I have been to a Pain Clinic. Had several epidural nerve blocks worked at first but last 3 didn't. Have had neural spine stimulator implant and laminectomy due to stenosis. Last 8 months have been pure HELL ! Any movement is pain. Cannot sit, stand lay walk without pain. ... (11 replies)
... I just had a partial laminectomy and though my MRI showed stenosis, it did not show the huge bone spurs that were squishing my nerves. This was a shock to the surgeon. ... (11 replies)
... op. from a PLIF level 3 and laminectomy with continued pain when i stand or walk and back spasms all day.The longer I am on my spine the worst it will get. ... (2 replies)
... and cautioned me that a laminectomy would make my pain worse. He subsequently referred me to an orthopedic spine surgeon at UCSF, who disagreed, thus I went ahead with the surgery. ... (3 replies)
... her thing that comes to mind is that it is almost always a good idea to get more than one opinion when contemplating spine surgery. While, as back surgeries go, laminectomy is one of the easier surgeries, there are no guarantees that you will come out of it in less pain, or without other issues. ... (1 replies)
... I had L4-S1 my surgeon said that my healing plateau would be 12 months but evidently not.I had to take a disability retirement from a physical job I had for 13 years because I couldn't stand for 4 hours.
Thanks! (2 replies)
... Do you have your own insurance? If so, I would find a new spine surgeon and find out what is going on, what is causing the pain, etc.
They are talking about a neurotransmitter, which is similar to a tens unit that is implanted in the spine. Since it is an invasive surgery, it is not without risk of complication...and is usually considered a "last resort" when all other... (2 replies)
... Yes, fractures occurred in the last two years. In July of 2011 I had surgery; L4-5 laminectomy, medial facetectomy and foraminotomy bilaterally, with L5-S1 microdiskectomy. Following surgery my pain got significantly worse. In January of 2012 I had MRIs of total spine, no fractures. This year (2014) with xrays and MRI it shows the 5 fractures. No substantial injury to... (7 replies)
... After you have the surgery, within six weeks when you start to move a bit better, you will find that people around you will expect that you should be "back to normal." It can be very frustrating, but do not let it influence your approach to rehab and recovery. Learn to listen to your body and respect what it is trying to tell you. (3 replies)
... Thank you Teteri - The S1 was cracked in the car accident, and never healed. It predisposed me to fracture when I had the prior surgery.
I appreciate your support & feedback. I needed an outlet to vent all of this, because my friends & family don't quite understand. My Boyfriend thinks exercise will get me back into shape, etc. He's been going to my appointments with me,... (3 replies)
... It sounds like you are having the type of fusion that is sometimes called "360" which is ALIF/PLIF. Some surgeons choose to do the surgery over two days while some do it all at the same time.
I am a bit confused over when the pars fracture occurred, if they know. Seems like the car crash would be a good bet, but I thought you said it happened as a result of the surgery.... (3 replies)
... and cautioned me that a laminectomy would make my pain worse. He subsequently referred me to an orthopedic spine surgeon at UCSF, who disagreed, thus I went ahead with the surgery. ... (6 replies)
... First off, I'm not sure what you mean by decompression...is that a laminectomy you're referring to? ... (6 replies)
... Hi Teteri -
Thank you for responding to my post:
When you said you had a decompression at L5, did they do a laminectomy? It seems like that would hardly be adequate for all the issues you have: Yes I had a Laminectomy, as well as Laminotomy, Facetectomy & Foraminotomy at this level. Right after the surgery, while in recovery, the spine surgeon told me. "This is going... (6 replies)
... I will have to spend more time looking at your earlier report to be able to respond in more detail, but I wanted to ask you something first.
When you said you had a decompression at L5, did they do a laminectomy? It seems like that would hardly be adequate for all the issues you have.
Second, you say that your sacrum pops and the SI joint pops. The sacrum should be... (6 replies)
... Hello -
I haven't been on the forum for awhile .... I'm a 45 yr female. History: I was in a high impact auto accident in 2005, fractured pelvis, fracture S1, sacrum, inferior/superior pubic ramus, broken left hip, fractured right hip. I was hit on the left side, however my right suffered as well to a lesser extent. All injuries were treated conservatively with a corset. I... (6 replies)
... Welcome to the board. It is difficult to answer your question without knowing more about your problems. If you had the laminectomy to remove pressure on a lumbar nerve, while you maybe in a good deal of pain, and may develop numbness or muscle tone loss and weakness, it is highly unlikely you would develop paralysis.
Paralysis is a result of a breakdown in communication... (1 replies)
... Last night I was speaking with my aunt who is a nurse at my neurosurgeons office who did my discectomy in 2012 and laminectomy in 2013 which failed and left me in the position of needing a fusion. ... (7 replies)
... el most comfortable. I asked about fusion which I was told was not even an option. Aside from the herniation, my disc and back were healthy. I had a disectomy, laminectomy and forminotomy. ... (3 replies)