... So I had a Laminectomy for herniated discs at L5 and S1 back in September at L4-L5 and L5-S1.......Helped to relieve some of my pain. I also had a disk bulge at L3-L4, but at the time my Neurosurgeon did not want to do anything about it. So anyway I have posted on here before about my pain issues etc.....But here are the results of my Myelogram :
Transaxil scans of the... (1 replies)
Hello, Iím no doctor so all I can give you is information on my past history.
Back in 1996, same thing youíre experiencing. L4-L5-S1, I hurt so bad I didnít care what happened it had to be better than this. I had a laminectomy L5 didnít work. 1998 my Doctor was willing to do the fusion, and let me tell you, you wonít be working for a while if you get this done. back... (3 replies)
... Thanks for the reply.
I went to a spine surgeon, in the X-rays and MRI the vertebrae was a little out of place, but he didn't think "rods and screws were necessary". I was a little concerned and asked my family doctor for his opinion. He said that because the pain progressed so rapidly, that he thought I needed to go ahead and have it done. And after reading all the stories... (2 replies)
... Last October my left leg started tingling, and by Christmas I was having excruciating pain when I stood up in the morning. By the time I left the house in the morning I was almost at the verge of tears. If I stood and sat down the pain was terrible.
My family doctor referred me to a Orthopedist who did an MRI and said I had bad bone spurs at L4-L5 and a little movement but... (2 replies)
... A laminectomy defect noted by radiologist is the same as a radiologist saying he sees signs of previous laminectomy surgery, that the lamina has been removed, on an MRI or other imaging because i have radiology reports on MRI's that say it both ways. ... (1 replies)
... In the same report it said, "A complete laminectomy defect is noted at L5 and a partial laminectomy defect is noted at L4 a surgical drain is seen in place. ... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the board.
Before I can attempt to answer your questions, I would like a bit more information.
First, was the "orthopedist" an orthopedic spine surgeon or an orthopedist who also does joint replacement, sets bones, etc?
I assume with a 3" incision, you did not have minimally invasive surgery, which probably means the the big back muscles that lay against... (2 replies)
... So I had a Laminectomy/discectomy at L4-L5 and at L5-S1 back in Sept. Fast forward a few months and I developed scar tissue that is pressing along the nerves causing me pain, and I also have a Bulge at L3-L4. Two mornings ago I woke up to excruciating nerve pain in both my legs, I could not lay down, I could not sit. I could stand but my legs felt so weak from the pain I... (3 replies)
... How did it go? I am trying to decide whether to have a cervical foraminotomy, but have heard the posterior approach can lead to muscle pain. (1 replies)
... I had a lumbar laminectomy, with no fusion 9 days ago. When I was discharged from the hospital I had no numbness in my legs (if there was I didn't notice it when walking around) Two days ago the numbness and tingling returned at times when walking, especially when my back pain near incision increased and a feeling of "tightening". Of course, this happened on weekend when... (4 replies)
... I mostly read through the posts here on the board...it helps me better understand my own spine issues and also makes me feel like I'm not alone. But right now I'm wondering how many folks have had the same issue as I have, and left surgery in far worse condition than they started in???
I'm 41 years old...and at the end of 2011 I started having what I would call "episodes"... (3 replies)
... Wow...a nine inch scar is a big incision for a two level surgery. I would think he could have checked out L3-L4 with that size incision! Sometimes instability is created when several levels are included in a laminectomy. If too much of the spinal process is removed, the segments can become unstable. Surgeons usually don't like to include more than one or two levels without... (9 replies)
... It is a workers comp issue. Last JuIy ruptured L5 and S1 and I have a bulge at L3-L4. He did a Laminectomy at L4-L5 and L5 and S1 Sept 23rd. Had a post op MRI with and without contrast Nov 18th, marveled at himself that everything looked great and said I should have no pain or problems. I have pain in both legs, from my lower back to my feet. It is constant and some days are... (9 replies)
... S1 Laminectomy visit today with my Neurosurgeon. ... (9 replies)
... Thanks all -- I will ask about that X Stop for sure. Again -- I don't really understand why but the one thing that all of the surgeons have agreed on is that laminectomy/discectomy is not a good option. I don't really know why, a lot about the additional damage surrounding the disc as well as the disc being completely dead. There is no healthy tissue left in there.
On... (11 replies)
... i wondered if this was an option, a regular lumbar laminectomy with discectomy, that was offered by any of the spine surgeons? ... (11 replies)
... Hi lady girl, I had fragmented pieces of discs too from an exploded disc & had a lumbar laminectomy @ L4-5 & L5-S1, my NS said the pieces had rubbed holes in my dura, were down between nerves & my surgery was longer too to gather the fragments, my nerves were compressed bilaterally at both levels for 4 months. I was relieved of most radiating nerve pain immediately post... (3 replies)
... tyvvm for reaching out to me, i accept any/all opinions,and/or situations anyone may want to share with me.i had L2,L3 fused w/ laminectomy in 2009. i have scoliosis,degenerative disc disease,spinal stenosis,i had told my surgeon at the time that 1 month after surgery i was feeling pain.he told me there was no reason for feeling pain and get back to work in 2 mo. ( i worked as... (7 replies)
... what is it called when they fuse all discs together? anybody here ever have it done? my dr.wants to do it on me.i am first going to get another opinion and better surgeon. i am just really scared.hopefully the new dr. i find will have more/better options for me. the fusion/laminectomy i had done in 2009 didn't work and my body is going through so many different things. i never... (7 replies)
I am one year post laminotomy (not laminectomy) of L3, L4, L5 with facet clean out as well. I had a great summer of biking and hiking, etc with minimal issues due to my spine.
However, 2 months post spinal surgery (2/2012),I developed left anterior hip pain. It was like that hip would freeze (with intense pain) after standing for a long period of time, I would sit... (5 replies)