It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-16-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 2,943
mel1977 HB User
regarding discectomies

For those of you who have had them:
I had a partial at L5-S1 in 2002. My new MRI shows that not only is the L5-S1 bulging again but L4-5 too. My question is how many times can they "shave" off part of a disc before they would have to remove it all together? I am jumping the gun assuming that I would have sx again, but it is a question I have been wondering about.
THANKS!
Melissa

 
Old 08-17-2004, 07:15 AM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 413
mlachowicz HB User
Re: regarding discectomies

I am 5 weeks post op, and am going to the Dr again tomorrow... I do not see much of a difference in my back yet, but am unsure if I have re-herniated again or not. Needless to say, I would imagine it depends on how badly you were herniated the first time and how much they took out.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-17-2004, 07:45 AM   #3
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 97
brimormsbp HB User
Re: regarding discectomies

I am amazed at these recurrences. I have had a previous L5/S1 microdiscectomy which on MRI is looking fine. I've just had a L4/L5 discectomy plus hemilaminectomy and have normal feeling in my foot for the first time in 8 years. Stiil sore and bruised tho.

A properly done microdiscectomy should have a low recurrence rate

 
Old 08-17-2004, 11:35 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 2,943
mel1977 HB User
Re: regarding discectomies

I screwed myself by returning to the work that caused the injury in the first place. I fully believe that if I had not done that, I wouldn't have all these problems now. I should by all intent and purposes be a success story. Finally though, the lesson is learned and I will not be returning to that work. Makes me sad, but gotta do what is best for me

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anxiety regarding starting new course SoWendy Bipolar Disorder 5 03-17-2010 05:42 PM
Question regarding my humidifier on my CPAP machine. slipperyslope Sleep Disorders 2 07-11-2008 10:41 AM
Life after 2 discectomies... Abrie25 Back Problems 2 05-14-2007 12:19 AM
Doctors Visit regarding problem with frequent urination looie Chronic Fatigue 0 04-05-2007 05:47 AM
Questions Regarding Herpes Simplex 1 Zanlesan Herpes 0 10-24-2006 01:46 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Ibuprofen
Lyrica
Morphine
Neurontin
Oxycontin
  Percocet
Soma Tylenol
Valium
Vicodin




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



teteri66 (1120), gmak (131), SweetPeainSF (78), maltluver (71), twohands (64), pebblebeach3 (63), cheryl1213 (51), Moldova (46), ibake&pray (41), workinmom572 (40)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1006), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (850), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:00 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!