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... ag of water softner salt and subsequently been diagnosed with DDD, a collapsed L5 disc and an herniated S1 disc. I was pretty active the four years following my microdiscectomy and stayed pretty fit .. no marathon runs but pretty active. ... (9 replies)
... Dear vampire, I was told after about 6-8 months that it would take 2-3 years before we would know how i would end up "fixed" or surgery unsuccessful, yes, how my back would be. Is this what you mean? (28 replies)
... hi trisha, was just wondering did they do another microdiscectomy?....and how are you doing?? Skye (9 replies)

... I had a microdiscectomy in June and had really terrible pain afterward. After about 5 days, my surgeon had me go on decadron for 5 days. It really is harsh stuff. no change. ... (9 replies)
Hole in disc?
Feb 15, 2003
... Hi Pippin, I think this article I am going to post will be VERY helpful to your cousin's husband. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: What it is and how to avoid it Failed back surgery syndrome (also called FBSS, or failed back syndrome) is a misnomer, as it is not actually a syndrome - it is a very generalized term that is often used to describe the condition of patients who... (3 replies)
... Even procedures that have a very high success rate, like microdiscectomy, don't always succeed. I met a man in PT whose microdiscectomy was unsuccessful. His surgeon admitted he might have missed a sequestered fragment. ... (3 replies)
... I was wondering if you had bone spurs that blocked the area of the spine, thus making access for a microdiscectomy more difficult. It sounds like the reason for not performing the surgery was the failure of the injection. ... (5 replies)
Microdisectomy
Jun 15, 2004
... S1 microdiscectomy 5 days ago. i've been in pain on and off for 6 and a half years with a major bulging disc that was pressing on my sciatic nerve. ... (6 replies)
... :nono: Failed back surgery syndrome (also called FBSS, or failed back syndrome) is a misnomer, as it is not actually a syndrome - it is a very generalized term that is often used to describe the condition of patients who have not had a successful result with back surgery or spine surgery. There is no equivalent term for this in any other type of surgery (e.g. there is no... (30 replies)
Surgery statistics
Jun 14, 2004
... Maybe there are no statistics because the outcome of surgery is not predictable. Please read the following: Failed back surgery syndrome (also called FBSS, or failed back syndrome) is a misnomer, as it is not actually a syndrome - it is a very generalized term that is often used to describe the condition of patients who have not had a successful result with back surgery or... (1 replies)
... hand, it is true that the recovery time for minimally invasive surgery is shorter. It is a trade off. You can get a shorter recovery time if you risk having an unsuccessful surgery. ... (8 replies)
... Wow, what a site. I am scheduled for a microdiscectomy, although on two levels, on Tuesday and I am terrified. I have been a rehab Counselor in worker's comp and disability for nearly 20 years and I never thought it would be me. Plus, everyone I worked with were the "unsuccessful" cases, so I fear the outcome. I have been tolerating the leg pain and weakness since... (22 replies)
... Hi Baxter, Thanks for taking the time to reply. I wonder what your doctor meant when he quoted an 80% success rate. I definitely think that you made the right decision, given that you were on your way to having trouble walking and that alternatives did not work for you. Yet I do blame doctors for not being honest with patients about what are the chances of an excellent... (12 replies)




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