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... Hi, Anyone out there that has had a L1-L5 decompression?? I have had a lami at l4-5 in 2001. Now I have stenosis the entire lumbar spine. I am worried about instability and possible fusion while the decopression is being done. Thanks Lori lami l4-5 2001 acdf c5-6-7 2002 post. lami-foraminotomy c6-7 2003 (5 replies)
... Lori, L1-L5 is an awfully big area to have thinned by decompression. What's going to be holding you up? I would question any surgeon who wouldn't do a fusion at the same time. The odds are you would be right back for the fusion. Your best bet would be an orthopedic SPINE SPECIALIST! You need a surgeon with a spine fellowship! And the surgeon will decide how far to go... (5 replies)

... rgeon mixed the scrapings from the laminectomy and BMP and put it on sponges on either side of my spine. I also have 2 rods and 8 screws. If I were having your decompression I would want the fusion, too. ... (5 replies)
... Hi,new to site and need help desperatly. Had spinal decompression and L4-L5 fusion on 5th sept,didn't work,still in agony. Further MRI showed disk to have leaked again so had revision decompression surgery on 5th december(same surgeon,supposedly best in england).Still in agony and gets worse with pt.Taking anti-inflam and painkillers to no effect. Can any one help. (3 replies)
... I am currently under the care of a orthopedic spinal specialist. He is 1 of the top ten surgeons in the US. I was told on the phone that after the decompression was done if the surgeon felt a fusion was needed for instability, it would be done. That is what I dont want.... another fusion. This is my enitre lumbar spine. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Bob: Welcome and sorry about your pain. You'll find too many of us in this darn boat. Anyway, I would get a 2nd opinion from another dr. Also a discogram which might give more info than an mri. That would be a start anyway. What kind of meds are you on? Maybe something stronger for awhile so you can make clear headed decisions. Pain can affect every aspect of... (3 replies)
Post Op 5 days
Oct 2, 2010
... I will be having your similar surgery on Wednesday and am so pleased that you are doing so well but want to know how you are doing this without twisting and bending, especially driving and getting ready for work. My doc has said no activity except walking but I want to get back to life as soon as possible.....Just give me some encouragement on how to get dressed without... (5 replies)
Post Op 5 days
Sep 24, 2010
... Hi all. Thank you for your encouraging words and comforting stories. I just had posterior lumbar spine bilateral L5 decompression and Instrumental fusion L4 to S1 and Interbody fusion L5-S1 with Capstone five days ago. I am walking, driving and in very little pain. I do take percoets every 4 hours, but i am not even a week out of surgery yet. I woke up and took no pain meds at... (5 replies)
... Hi to anybody who is out there! I am 32 years old, with 3 young children... and my poor partner is starting to break under the pressure of all of this... and I thought finding other people experiencing the same (or similar issues) as myself may help me, on an emotional level. In June 2007, I was in the shower. I lifted my left foot, and went to wash the bottom of my... (9 replies)
... Fly, Could You Give Me Your Reason Why You Suggest Getting A Fusion. I Have Heard So Many Bad Stories In Reference To Failed Fusions On The Lumbar Spine. I Am Fused At C5-6-7 ( 3 Surgeries Later) And Have Not Had Good Luck With It. I Am In More Pain Than Before And Again The Domino Effect Has Gotten Me At C3-4. I Am Very Worried About That With My Lumbar Spine. If They... (5 replies)
... Hi there :) The reason i had to have the surgery is due to the nerve damage. I had already lost a bit of feeling in my right leg and was looking at permanent damage to my nerves if I didn't have it done. The nerves were so compressed i had shooting pain down both legs and into both feet. I would fall over from time to time due to total loss feeling in them. They had tried to... (9 replies)
... I am scared. I think this was offered to me on my l5-s1 disc herniation. I had acdf c5 -6 with plate and bone and yet my low back microdiscectomy was way more painful.. I guess cutting into the muscles of the back. My new pain dr. said the removal of herniated disc in my low back was an option and the same for the bulge at c6 7 in my neck but the low back... (4 replies)
... that was the most painful procedure i have had. percutaneous discectomy on my l4-l5. i was in super severe pain for three weeks after my surgery. the muscle spasms went all the way up my back. no sleep for three weeks. i thought it was a waste of surgery. i assume you have a contained bulging disc. if you do have this procedure, make sure they give you pain meds... (4 replies)
... Hi T and ALL, T.. I feel tired all the time but I suspect that it has more to do with my meds than anything else, could be the body's way of healing itself? I get an overwhelming feeling of tiredness sweep over me from time to time.e.g. I was sitting bending forward talking to my darling grandson 1yo, when I started... (7 replies)
... L5 with posterior decompression at L3 and L4. ... (1 replies)
... S1 posterior decompression and with instrumented fusion. Ghost tracks from prior hardware demonstrated in the right upper sacrum and right L5 with pedicle. ... (1 replies)
Myelogram/ct scan
Jan 14, 2017
... biiliac posterior instrumented fusion and decompression with no evidence of hardware complication. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I'm glad you've not died just in order to get more info. :D Welcome to the group! You said you had bulging discs above and below your previous fusion but then you said the MRI showed nothing... How did you find out about the other discs and what exactly did the MRI say? And when was it? If you let us know we might have a... (8 replies)
... Hi Beth, Not being able to understand the reports is a frustrating problem, I know. I'm no doctor so it's best to look up anything your not sure about but I think what the radiologist means is that there is a problem with the exit nerve at 5/6 giving you pain (usually down the arm or in the shoulder) but not at 6/7. However it seems there is osteophyte formation going on... (5 replies)

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