... Welcome to the board. First, I think the question is: do you need a fusion? I think that needs to be decided before you consider which procedure would be best for your body and your symptoms.
Do you have sciatic pain? Has the cyst grown back? What was the location of the laminectomy? (1 replies)
... From Laminectomy with synovial cyst removal to Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion
I am a Flight Attendant injured my back in 2014 because of turbulence
Long story short, had a LSCR, cured my syatica left leg. Then started having pain in right side hip a Lumbard 5 6. After 2 years and still not returning to my job, the 3rd surgeon advice is to do a Direct Lateral Interbody... (1 replies)
... I discovered that no spine surgeries are ever the same, and there is no way to predict when one recovery will be harder than another.
You don't mention what type of surgery you had, but if recovery was quick, I assume it was either a discectomy or laminectomy/sometimes called "decompression." It may be that this time a nerve had to be freed from scar tissue and the surgeon... (7 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Did the Medrol pack help any?
You say your leg was "crippled" prior to surgery? What do you mean by that and what is going on with it now?
While it is frustrating that people with legitimate pain are having trouble getting the drugs they need due to opiate abuse, it is doubtful something stronger would make a difference to you. Opioids are not... (1 replies)
... A laminectomy removes the back part of the vertebra to make more room for the spinal cord or the nerves of the cauda equina. ... (4 replies)
... ctor. PT has helped me a little with my strength and the shots have given me limited improvement. I just visited with the dr again and he is suggesting another laminectomy at L3. ... (4 replies)
... Obviously I don't know enough about your specific issues to comment, but sometimes with a laminectomy, if a bit too much of the laminar is removed, it can create instability at that particular level. This could account for the new symptoms. Sometimes when the muscles are cut and retracted during surgery, it causes new symptoms that can hang around awhile until muscles,... (25 replies)
... This new severe pain starts in the center of the right buttock and runs down the back of the thigh. Sometimes it radiates toward the outside of the right butt/hip, and other times radiates toward the inside of the right leg. As of this evening the pain extends down to the middle of the right ham, and it is getting worse. From looking at anatomy drawings, I am guessing possible... (25 replies)
... I am three weeks post surgery. My problem before the surgery was a crippled right leg. The problem is worse, post surgery, so I called the surgeon, who placed me on a 5 day steroid pack.
Here is my frustration. The pain is truly sapping the life out of me, but because of recent new auditing and accounting functions enacted in PA because of opiate and heroin deaths from... (1 replies)
... I am confused about the spondylolisthesis. I gather you had a laminectomy but the spondy was not addressed. Do you know why this is the case? ... (3 replies)
... My situation is 1 out of 100 so my surgeon says. Nine weeks ago I had a laminectomy to remove a portion of a broken disc that was pressing against a nerve. ... (3 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Sorry no one responded to you sooner. Hope you are still around and reading!
It sounds like you had a fusion along with the laminectomy. Is that correct? All the suggestions I would have made are rather pointless since you just saw your surgeon and had an MRI, and things appear to be in place and adjacent areas are good. Did he have any thoughts... (1 replies)
... Hello. Nice to hear from you again, but sorry you are having issues. Did you leave anything out in the levels you included here...for L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1? Or, is this everything that was on the report for these levels?
Also, I question the wording of the L3-4 ..."which combination could cause severe central spinal stenosis...."
I will make a few comments now... (4 replies)
... I had a laminectomy L4L5 2 years ago - pretty much pain free for those 2 years but in last month or so pain started up. Shooting down my left buttock and back of left leg - sometimes even in right. Not sure what to think - had visit with my surgeon in July for (2 year post op) everything is still intact, cage with bone growing good - rods and pins still in place. discs... (1 replies)
... Well I had a couple of good years after my laminectomy but this past year things are going down hill. I can't ignore the pain nor push through the pain anymore. ... (4 replies)
... 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)
... Help; over the past 6 weeks I was experiencing lower back pain. At first it was like sciatica with pains down left leg when sitting but increased to severe pain that included some saddle numbness at times. I went and after steroids, muscle relaxers , anti inflammatory I got some X-rays and an MRI. It showed L4/L5 nerve compression ,L5 / S1 disc protrusion nerve compression ,... (7 replies)
I had an L4-5 laminectomy exactly a year ago. Took a long time to build stamina after sitting for so long, but feeling like my old self. I still have one sided hip pain which developed after the surgery, only at night. It's gotten better - it used to take 15-20 minutes of walking around to feel ok, but now it stops hurting almost as soon as I get up. My PT exercises... (1 replies)