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... S1, and I feel great!!!! Many people have unsuccessful stories and post on these boards and I used to post here prior to and during my recovery process. ... (7 replies)
Lumbar fusion
Sep 15, 2004
... I'm asking because you said something about five months and I worry that this is all the longer that you've been having problems. If so, it would seem like fusion is to soon. ... (13 replies)
... I am three days post op from a l4/l5 spinal fusion on 1/13/2011 and I must say that I feel good. I am now pain free as I do suffer from post op pain, but thats all. My timeline is as follows: 1/2009- intermittent back pain while running 2/2009- visited primary care physician and received anti-inflammatories 4/2009- debilitating back pain, left leg and foot on the top and... (1 replies)

... Please do not lose hope. I have had an unsuccessful fusion in Oct 2003 and am going in to redo it this month. My fusion never took. My body absorbed the bmp. ... (10 replies)
... outcomes may just not be up to talking about it at times. Second, we may not want to bring up our unsuccessful surgery esp. at a time when there are so many on the board being scheduled for back surgerys. ... (52 replies)
... Thank you for your response. I'm nervous about another surgery, in the past mine have been unsuccessful. I think it has to do with the screws, at that level the doctor put too big of screws in almost puncturing my iliac artery. So he had to go back in and put smaller screws in. I'm also a recovering addict, and I know I'll have to take pain meds. That scares me also. (3 replies)
Broken...
Mar 31, 2013
... Your story sounds eerily like mine, except I was 36 yrs old & my surgery was 10 yrs ago. I had a 360 fusion on l4-5. They said the disc above & below was really bad but not as bad as l4-5 & he thought it would restrict my movement too much to do 3 level. Think they're much more advanced now. The 360, I don't feel, was much harder that the posterior fusion. I'm sure it is to a... (6 replies)
... I'm in your same boat. I had a lumbar fusion (L5) in 2009 and was able to run my first half marathon about a year and 3 months after. I've always been an athlete and unfortunately my unhealthy back has crept it's way to L4 and I'm prolonging surgery for fear that the next one will be the one that prevents me from all the activities that I enjoy so much. I still run and... (10 replies)
Hole in disc?
Feb 15, 2003
... for a lumbar disc herniation that is causing leg pain is a very predictable operation. However, a discectomy for a lumbar disc herniation that is causing lower back pain is far less likely to be successful. ... (3 replies)
... e with you as well as prayers. And I thought I was having a difficult time. Actually your post scares me a bit, as I really hope that I don't follow your path of unsuccessful recoveries. ... (2 replies)
Back Fusion
Sep 17, 2003
... no sense to have a level fused that didn't need fusion. You will find other threads on these boards about the discogram. I suggest that you start researching the fusion surgery. You will find so many threads here on the boards. Also the web has so much information. ... (9 replies)
... for a lumbar disc herniation that is causing leg pain is a very predictable operation. However, a discectomy for a lumbar disc herniation that is causing lower back pain is far less likely to be successful. ... (30 replies)
Surgery statistics
Jun 14, 2004
... for a lumbar disc herniation that is causing leg pain is a very predictable operation. However, a discectomy for a lumbar disc herniation that is causing lower back pain is far less likely to be successful. ... (1 replies)
... in pain that is connected to spine problems. But i guess it depends on what levels were fused and if any more levels are involved. When you get down to the lower lumbar region along with the sacral region im guessing it could pull your groin muscles into the mix. ... (7 replies)
... His hunch, his guess, and his gut, tell him it's my fusion failure. ... (25 replies)
Neck Issues
May 5, 2007
... sorry to see you are in the same boat i am.i had a fusion that was unsuccessful back in 01? ... (5 replies)
... Thank you so much for all your information, I will look into everything you suggested. I just want to get better and return to work. The unfortunate problem with working in Staten Island is that it is very small and all the doctors know eachother. They are affiliated with the same hospital. The neurologist I am seeing is reluctant to say what is wrong or how he can help... (5 replies)
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... L5 fusion and while I still have a long road to recovery, I finally feel like my problem has been mostly fixed. ... (5 replies)
... You need only read through this back board or any other online forum to see how many unsuccessful surgeries there are...and people who wish they had taken a more aggressive approach to finding a surgeon at the beginning. ... (22 replies)


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