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... 58 year old male. L5-S1 spondy grade 1 most of my life. Very active all my life. Tolerated with PT for many years. Normally two or three times a year I was layed up for one week at a time with spasms. Three years ago pain in legs was constant and getting worse. Opted for L5-S1 fusion. There was some question about fusing L4-L5 at the time, but we couldn't decide for sure if... (14 replies)
... S1. surgeon says hes fusing me now. being that ive injured both disc 2x each he said i have degenerative dics an i need to have my lower back stabilized. ... (7 replies)
... S1 space was not fusing around the central screw. ... (2 replies)

L4/L5/S1 probs
Jul 20, 2010
... surgeon said if you come back again im fusing you. ... (0 replies)
... I say that because fusing one disk makes all the other fellas in line work overtime to compensate for the loss of the other one. So yes it "could" get worse, or it may not. ... (1 replies)
... This report would indicate you may not have a completed fusion....the reason the new surgeon made you stop smoking is because smoking hinders development of new bone cells, and thus, can keep the patient from fusing. The original surgeon should have told you this. Many surgeons will not operate on a smoker. They must stop ahead of the surgery. The X-Ray indicates "possible... (40 replies)
L5-s1
Mar 10, 2012
... I found the companion post which states: "L5-s1/ddd -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Does, any one know what will happen if i do not recieve survery on my l5-s1. What will be the out come without surgery" Your doctor will be able to answer these questions best. For some people, the discs heal on their own. For... (10 replies)
... I wanted to let you all know despite great anxiety & much trepidation i finally had surgery on April 21, '04 I was booked in for lumbar fusion at L5 & S1 plus decompression & laminectomy but while at pre-admission testing week before surgery I discovered there was a question mark after the word fusion on the nurse's computer . . . checked in with surgeon's assistant & she... (3 replies)
... Hi again You previously replied to my post with such detailed advice and only responded with a thank you. I just wanted you to know that I really appreciated your response and sound advice. I decided to postpone my surgery and proceed with our vacation plans. I'll revisit the idea of the surgery in late spring or early summer. I've read other post about this procedure and it... (3 replies)
... yourself before you are completely healed, you run the risk of causing nerve flare, possibly slowing down bone growth, breaking hardware, and run the risk of not fusing properly. ... (3 replies)
... I think they're fusing it to fix the fracture and alleviate that issue. If the other discs are just herniated, it's possible those can be helped with more conservative treatments. ... (23 replies)
... Sorry I didn't see your update until now. To answer your question about fusion, edema is something that can come about as part of the degenerative process. When a disc and facet joint are in the process of degeneration, the vertebra is affected too and this change is sometimes reflected in marrow edema. A fusion doesn't really "fix" anything but it is done to prevent... (54 replies)
... I hope so too. I will be pushing him. I couldn't understand how the other NS said I was fusing and stable from a regular xray and he couldn't tell me from the ones they took when I was there. ... (40 replies)
... Had PLIF with pedicle screws in Match of this year. I am doing great with walking, daily activities and core strengthening exercises. The surgery site is fusing ver well. ... (5 replies)
L5-s1 alif
Mar 22, 2013
... t because he says there is more potential for me going back to work in my regular profession if he doesn't cut into my lower back muscles. I had much difficulty fusing and healing with the neck surgeries. ... (1 replies)
Severe DDD L5-S1
Jul 31, 2012
... Welcome back to our little group of fellow back pain sufferers. You pretty well summarized your issues and the choice you are faced with. It sounds like PT has gotten you about as far as it can. Now it is a matter of living with the situation and learning to cope with it, or decided to have the surgery. The problem is that surgery at that L5-S1 level can be a bit tricky... (12 replies)
... Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been able to login for a while. My surgery was posted from 2/17 to 3/10, as one of my surgeon's had another patient emergency. So, I was released from the hospital yesterday. The first few days post-op were HELL. First off, they only ended up fusing L4-S1, and they put a "hinge" joint at the L3-L4. They said that would give me the... (12 replies)
... Hi, I have had both and the front did seem to be an easier recovery but I can't say one is better than the other since I have had 4 attempts at a fusion for L5-S1 and all have failed to fuse solid. I hate to be discouraging but it is a valid point to consider. Most do fuse and I am the exception to the rule, my body just won't grow the bone there. I have had this pain for... (2 replies)
... hi,i had l5 s1 fused 8 weeks ago,i know its early days and i am very careful how i do things but i feel great,i have no back or leg pain and i can walk further than i have been able to walk in years,i try to walk upto 2 or 3 miles a day cos they say thats the best exercise for your back to fuse,i go for a x ray in 4 weeks so i will let you know if the fusing is taking place,i... (7 replies)
... Monas, :wave: I had fusion L5/S1, posterior with screws and rods. It is a bit unnerving not to be Xrayed and to be "done" with it already. I am the only one on the board so far that I've seen to be let go this early, with no films. The only thing I can say, is that my doctor has been so conservative (up until now!)with my recovery....I didn't get into a car at all for... (12 replies)


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