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New to this...
Feb 28, 2012
... S1 . Facet arthropathy is a fancy description of degenerative arthritis at the facet joints. The facet joints are synovial joints that are located in pairs and connect the posterior vertebral elements. ... (3 replies)
... I just read your message and thanks for all of the valuable information. ... (34 replies)
... i got alot of scar tissue and they say its probroly whats causing some of my pain. I havent ever heard of them taking it out though. i dont really know what to tell you. ... (11 replies)

... Hello every one , I hope all your pain is under control today.. When it rains it pours , and it's pouring out right now SO That means my back is aching !! I'm having some tough days as of late , back hurts after any bending over that i may do. ... (11 replies)
... and the one above had bad facets so the fusion was the only choice there. ... (18 replies)
... T12 with harrington rod 22 years ago due to a 49 degree curve from scoliosis in my upper back. That surgery was immensely successful and have always thought that was the best thing I ever did for myself. ... (15 replies)
Fusion recommended
Feb 17, 2004
... c insurance I know it can be extremely frustrating. I agree that you have a very tough decision to make, and also agree that you should request another MRI since it has been a while and the disc may be getting better as far as the tears are concerned. ... (5 replies)
... s1.from what nuero said he does fusion strictly to stabalize the spine,not for pain relief. ... (8 replies)
... 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. ... (40 replies)
... s not a lot that can be done about it. Sometimes if there is surgery being done for another issue, like a herniated disc or stenosis, the surgeon can scrape off and clean up the calcifications on the joint. But usually patients are told not much can be done for facet arthritis. ... (7 replies)
New to this...
Feb 28, 2012
... I had a head on accident in 1987 that broke some ribs and caused a concussion. No back injury was noted at that time but months later I started having issues that I addressed with a chiropractor and seemed to be doing better. ... (3 replies)
... That was extremely helpful. All things I have suspected, but not one person has pinpointed. I keep getting shifted from specialist to specialist. I have had at least all of those things mentioned by one person or another throughout my 11 years. ... (3 replies)
L3 L4 L5 S1 fusion
Mar 28, 2011
... Sounds like you have things well in hand, and have found a surgeon that you like and that is good at explaining things to you. Have you set a surgery date? ... (8 replies)
... rays and and an MRI done. My pain started in early Sept. and has increased quite quickly and dramatically. ... (12 replies)
... I have not had the ADR but I have been told by my new Ortho that I should because L3 has degenerated to the point it is pushing against my spinal cord and has a lot of arthritis. ... (6 replies)
... only acted up here and there. ... (30 replies)
... Here is what the reports said and what the doctor did and the pain I still feel one xray states minimal anterior superior compression fracture of the L1 vertebal body probably old. ... (4 replies)
... I am a 35year old female and have had 2 surgeries... ... (6 replies)
... I am 5 wks post op of spinal fusion L4, L5 and S1 and bone graft. They took the graft from my right pelvis and mashed it around the fusion site and now waiting for bone to harden. I got 3 screws. I got 3 opinions before operation and decided on an ortho doc that was "talented" with his hands. ... (7 replies)
... act play, with Act I being problem and diagnosis, Act II being information collection leading to a decision, and Act III being surgery and recovery, I would be one of those in the Second Act. ... (185 replies)




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