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Old 04-05-2005, 10:35 AM   #16
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Re: Doc says u need op... but u decide which one?!!

Hi -I'll be having the spinal decompression and fusion, so fingers crossed xx

 
Old 05-24-2011, 05:16 PM   #17
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Re: Doc says u need op... but u decide which one?!!

i went to 3 nurosurgins sorry about the spelling they all said the same thing that i need Laminectomy need and i could bennifit from fusion but that was my call unless when they got in and had to have it i cant decide ither i have talked to 4 more doctors they say the same thing longer recovery time and may not have needed it but i sure dont to go thru this twice hope all works out for you will be praying

 
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:54 PM   #18
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Re: Doc says u need op... but u decide which one?!!

im going try with just discetomy NO FUSION i had one on my neck and nothin but problems above and below them

 
Old 06-21-2011, 04:55 PM   #19
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Re: Doc says u need op... but u decide which one?!!

im gonig thru the same thing right now making my decision

 
Old 06-21-2011, 04:58 PM   #20
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Re: Doc says u need op... but u decide which one?!!

i been to nuerosurgeons they are BACK HACTHERS LOL i went to LASERSPINEINSTITUTE in florida have had three surgerys there Possibly heading back for a fifth NO WAY AM I DoING A FUSION they dont tell you what happens down the road my neck was horrrible LSI fixed it after two surgerys on my neck

 
Old 06-22-2011, 06:31 PM   #21
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Re: Doc says u need op... but u decide which one?!!

[QUOTE=lorraineinpain;1579238]Hi all

I'm new to this site and had a read through last night ... i'm hoping you may be the people to help me out.
I've suffered with lower back pain for years now and it has got increasingly worse. We have tried facet joints injections and epidural but no joy. Osteopathy does bring me temporary relief and allows me to function for a few days, but doesn't seem to be a long term solution.

Saw the consultant yesterday and he says we need to "bite the bullett" and go for an op. However, [B]i[/B] must decide whether to go for just a disctectomy or a disctectomy with a spinal fusion?? help! I thought they were supposed to be the experts!

The worse and bulk of my pain is in my back; leg pain is there but minimal in comparision - which leads me to think that the disctectomy is not enough?

I'm so confused as to which way to go. I need something done to improve my quality of life. Have any of you had a similar situation or have you any advise? Thanks in advance xx [/QUOTE]

 
Old 06-22-2011, 06:35 PM   #22
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Re: Doc says u need op... but u decide which one?!!

ms lorraineinpain 06/22/2011

You ought to investigate artificial disc replacement. I had 2 discs in my neck replaced and am very pleased with the results.

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