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Drop foot
May 12, 2017
... I have had two back surgeries. The first one was to remove a cyst between L4-L5. Then almost two years ago I developed drop foot to go along with all my back pain. I had a laminectomy from L3 down to S1 and a fusion of L4-L5. My drop foot slowly got better. My question is in the foot I had drop foot in I have noticed lately the foot is pigeon toed when it walk. Has anyone had... (1 replies)
... was herniated and broken off in my spinal canal. I had laminectomy and discectomy. I have DDD and congenital spinal stenosis. ... (3 replies)
... inch incision. They said it was a Hemilaminectomy instead of a Laminectomy because only a portion of the Lamina was removed. ... (23 replies)

... Hi Glen, I'm Joy. I see that you recently had a laminectomy. I too had it done recently, on January 12th. 6 weeks ago. Feels like it was done yesterday. I was wondering how you feel now, with a few more weeks under your belt. Are you allowed to start PT and do some exercising yet? My next appointment is March 12th. which will be at my 8 week mark. I hoping to start PT,... (2 replies)
... after my first fuison, laminectomy and disectomy. Fast forward to 2015 and the hideous sciatica and hip and groin pain were back with a vengence. ... (3 replies)
Apr 5, 2017
... Hi All, This is my first post. I am new to this forum. In 2009 I broke my back falling from my horse. Following that accident I had a fusion, laminectomy, discectomy (all lumbar), neurostimulator implant, neurostimulator surgery to correct a problem, and finally another fusion in the L4-S1 area (Feb 2016). I was relatively pain free after years of debilitating sciatica. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you for responding! My first surgery was a laminectomy/discectomy in August of 2016, second surgery was a revision laminectomy/discectomy, and third was a revision laminectomy/discectomy fusion done in February of 2017, with pedicle screws put in place on both sides of the L4 and L5 vertebrae, and some kind of bone growth power put around the area. yes with... (2 replies)
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... I'm just so frustrated that after all of this I still have these issues. I know it's called failed back surgery or post laminectomy syndrome. I can't sit or stand for more than 15 mins or so without being in pain. What's more frustrating is that the doctors aren't sure what's causing this. ... (3 replies)
... Cardon- I just saw another thread on HealthBoards that you may find interesting. Posting links here is not allowed, but just search HeathBoards for "lumbar-synovial-cyst-removal-clamp-vs-fusion" which is the title of the thread. (23 replies)
... Cardon- I wish you the best of luck with your injections. To find a helpful guide to reading MRIs, search for ChiroGeek and go to his section entitled "The MRI page". What I've read & heard on the cause of Synovial Cysts is exactly what teteri66 says above, but in addition, I've also read that trauma or injury to a Facet joint may result in an outflow of synovial fluid to... (23 replies)
... Cardon- I wish you the best of luck with your injections. I've read that trauma or injury to a Facet joint may result in an outflow of synovial fluid to form a cyst. During the year before I first visited a spine doc, my pain steadily increased. They initially tried Facet joint shots, epidural steroid shots and Prednisone pills but none helped, so they recommend... (23 replies)
... Synovial cysts form most often at L4-L5, which is the spinal segment that takes the brunt of all movement of the spine. They form as the result of degenerative changes in the spine...specifically in the facet joints. The facet joints are the only moving joints of the spine, containing synovial fluid that aid movement, similar to the ankle, or knee. The synovium is a thin... (23 replies)
... PapaBill -- Yes, my initial cyst that was removed during the surgery, had formed inside the spinal cavity at the L5 region. My current pain is starting to mimic the pain I was having before my surgery. I was told that since the pain now only extends down to my knee, that it indicates issues with the facet joints and deterioration in that area of my back. If the pain progresses... (23 replies)
... Cardon - It's very interesting that in your initial post in this thread - you were 100% correct asking "Can cysts return that quickly?". In my reply to you, I was suspicious about your NS suggesting that your new pain was unrelated to the cyst. In case studies I found on the Internet, I recall seeing discussions of returning synovial cysts. They stated that fusion of the... (23 replies)
... PapaBill-- Glad to know that you're surgery went fine and you're on your way to recovery. I went for my consultation with the pain management doctor just yesterday after getting my first appointment rescheduled due to an emergency on the doctor's schedule. I was asked to bring the MRI results from my last MRI exam. After reviewing the MRI results, much to my surprise, she... (23 replies)
... I went back on the Percocet today and started doing more short walks. The pain now seems to be staying the same after several days of improving before I stopped the Percocet. To your point that "sitting puts around 33% more pressure on the discs..." - I'm told my discs all appear to be in good shape and no surgery was done on my discs or my vertebrae. I only had the... (23 replies)
... It is usually a good idea to take your pain meds as the doctor prescribed. In this day of opioid abuse, doctors are pretty careful about how much they prescribe. You need to learn to listen to your body and find that sweet spot where you are moving enough but not so much that you cause yourself pain. You could try cutting back on how long you are walking, but you do need to... (23 replies)
... teteri - Thanks, I started doing walks about every 1-2 hrs as you recommended (about 0.2 mi). Since my surgery last Tuesday, I've been taking Percocet, but my pain wasn't bad yesterday, so I thought I would try not taking any today. But the frequent walks made the pain grow worse, so I'll probably resume Percocet tomorrow. Any other words of wisdom for this rookie... (23 replies)
... Be sure to take short frequent walks. Walking is the best exercise to stretch out those spinal nerves, which helps to prevent scar tissue from attaching to a nerve as it forms and fills in during the first twelve weeks post surgery. Try to move a bit every couple hours...walking up and back a hallway or around your house will help. Speed and distance are not important at... (23 replies)

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