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... I like my Neurosurgeon he is very smart, blunt and to the point, he is a Harvard Grad and specializes spinal surgery. My Husband manages a Resort and we are lucky enough to have a beautiful home here and we have many guests who are Doctors/Surgeons. After I had my MRI we had a Neurosurgeon who stayed at one of the Cabins with his family (we have some cabins that sleep 40+... (18 replies)
... Maybe you should consult your workers comp attorney before your surgery. The workers comp adjuster is just the facilitator for the state you live in. You have a right to see other doctors and get other opinions. I saw 3 different Doctors till I found the one I trusted to do the surgery with workers comp. I had the same procedure you are having and insisited on 2nd opinion!... (18 replies)
... The surgeon is just being honest with you. Too many of them sugar-coat things, usually being very optimistic in the recovery time, when the person will be back to work, etc. But there is no way he can predict whether your nerves will recover, or to what extent. Even after opening you up and seeing what is actually going on, he will not be able to make a prediction. My... (18 replies)

... I am having a Laminectomy and Discectomy, no plan for Fusion at this time. I have worked in the medical field for 13 years, that is the only job I have ever had. I love it and it devastates me that I probably will never be able to go back to it. Being in my particular job field you cannot have a "weight limit" as to how much you can lift the day I hurt myself at work I had to... (18 replies)
... I just looked at a dermatome map I have quite a few C4,C5,L1,L2,L3,L4,L5,S1,S2,S3,V2,T2 I have moderate foraminal stenosis and mild central stenosis, DDD, and the slipped vertebrae,spondylolithesis(spelling). Beyond the epidural injection, I am hoping I will get more physical therapy and learn how to deal with this life long condition, brought on early due to my injury. This... (15 replies)
... I just looked at a dermatome map I have quite a few C4,C5,L1,L2,L3,L4,L5,S1,S2,S3,V2,T2 I have moderate foraminal stenosis and mild central stenosis, DDD, and the slipped vertebrae,spondylolithesis(spelling). Beyond the epidural injection, I am hoping I will get more physical therapy and learn how to deal with this life long condition, brought on early due to my injury. This... (15 replies)
... I have had 3 back surgeries,,final surgery was a fusion,,L3,L4,L5,S1,,after 13 hour surgery,I was feeling somewhat better,,One of the cages they put in my back rolled againsy spinal cord and having alot of pain,,I also have alot of nerve damage in both legs,my legs are cold and I have electric shocks going off in my legs,,If I stand too long my legs go weak and if I sit to... (5 replies)
L3 L4 L5 S1 fusion
Jun 28, 2011
... Even if your recent fusion had gone perfectly, it would still be very early in your recovery, and your activities would still be limited. Everyone having spine surgery needs to know going in that they will "never be the same" post surgery as they were prior to the point of back injury or advent of pain. Some people are lucky and are able to get close...but once the spine... (8 replies)
L3 L4 L5 S1 fusion
Jun 27, 2011
... It is difficult to say with certainty what the results of a fusion will be. The one thing I can tell you is to be patient for the first six months and give yourself an opportunity to heal thoroughly before engaging in too much activity that strains the spine. Even though you may show signs of bone growth as early as three weeks, it will take about a year for the bone to... (8 replies)
L3 L4 L5 S1 fusion
Mar 27, 2011
... Hi Brody. I'm sorry you find yourself in this position. It does sound as tho your back is in pretty bad shape and I don't see how anything less than fusion will help you. A 3 level fusion is a pretty big deal, so I'm glad you have gotten more than one opinion and that they all agree. I have never had a 3 level fusion, but have had several 1 level with bone spurs removed at... (8 replies)
... ilities, the post op care, the actual type of procedure such as microdiscectomy, open discectomy, laminectomy, just one herniation area or multiples, l3, l4, l5, S1 etc etc ad Ifinitum. ... (1 replies)
... The best way to figure out the cost is to (1) Get a copy of the exact policy under which you are covered. Then look for -Annual out of pocket maximum -Annual deductible -Co-insurance % (often 80/20, insurance pays 80% of each bill you pay 20%) -Co-pays (2) If you've had medical care this year, your insurer should send you Explanation of Benefits (EOB) after every... (26 replies)
... Hi SpineAZ, How did they do your fusion in 1993? I hear that the anterior approach usually works better. My doctor used actifuse in the L5-S1 interbody area and I had the axialif procedure done, but it does not seem to be fusing. I am wearing a bone stimulator now and hoping that helps the bone growth, but it does not feel more stable yet. Have you noticed that the... (7 replies)
... I had a left sided screws and rod removed that were supporting and L5-S1 fusion. The CT scan showed that one of the screws was going inside my L45 joint which was causing pain. This was about 6 weeks ago, and I cannot notice a significant difference yet. How can you determine that your pain is from the hardware? (7 replies)
... Hi Jo John here, I also had two microdiscectomies at the hermitage on my l3/l4 disc with a Wallis implant put in at this level. I have had no improvement I am left in a total mess I feel like they just took my money and now that i am being a hassle to them I have just being shipped off to a pain specialist so to wash there hands of me. I am so disappointed in the way he did... (11 replies)
... I just bought a combination tens unit with ems capability as well. I was wondering if people use theirs all or most of the day or for just a brief session per day? Also, I know that for nerve pain, I am to use the tens setting, but I was wondering if folks use the EMS setting for muscle spasms? Also, any feedback on how well the unit works for you? I have SI joint and... (2 replies)
... Hey Everyone, I'm 24 and in 3 weeks i'm having a minimally invasive 3 level fusion on L3,L4,L5- S1..(please correct me if i'm wrong not to sure exactly how to identify the area). In Sept i had discetomy b/c i had a herinated disc that was covering 90% of my spinal canal, which cause me to have numbness and tingling in the lower left side of my leg, and also almost had drop... (3 replies)
... I am 4 weeks into laminectomy with fusion L2 L3 L4 L5 S1 Having horrible back spasms the leg pain and numbness is soooo much better. Each day I notice a difference. ... (4 replies)
... My fusion.(L3-L4 w/hardware) was 4 months ago this Monday..I too am experiencing pelvic pain..more groin pain that feels like a pulled muscle.I keep complaining about it to my PT...It's worse once I have been lying down and get up..feels like my leg could weaken and buckle under me..This is the same side as my bone graft and the opposite from my original sciatica leg pain. My... (21 replies)
... o runner and bicyclist with L3, L4, L5, S1 disc herniations, degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my spine. All diagnosed last fall. Lovely. ... (12 replies)




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