Hello everyone just an update on that cat scan. In my previous post I filled everyone in on my progress. I had my surgery in Nov 2006 it has been better but experiencing new pain and numbness. Well I went to my doc. today and he informed me that everything looks good and my nerve pain and leg and foot numbness needs more time to heal. I read somewhere that if at 6 months time if a nerve doesn't heal there is a possilbility that it won't.
Has anyone heard anything like that? Here are the results.
Intertranverse bone grafting is also presnt along with interbody fusion placement. No definite solid bony incorporation is yet noted in the intertranverse bone graft or interbody bone graft areas. The above mentioned spinal insturmentation does limit soft tissue and osseous detail due to beam hardening artifact. However, no bony central canal compromise or bony foraminal stenosis is seen from L4-S1. Laminewctomy defect is seen at the L4-5 and L5 and S1 LEVELS. The conclusion of this test was:
There are postsurgical changes at the lower lumbar spine as noted. This limits evaluation of soft tissue and osseous detail,however, no overt HNP is seen and the bony central canal and bony foramina are widely patent.
Mild degenerative changes are seen involving the upper lumbar spine from L1 to L4 without HNP, significant central canal compromise or significant foraminal stenosis from L1-L4.
I really would like some of your thoughts about this. It sounds very good to me but I'm still thinking about the long term effect of my nerve being so in a uproar all this time. Kinda scary
I know you guy's are not doctor's but I love to get your thoughts because we all have so much in common. We should have a family reunion in the future.
fusion@L4-s1,2 rods,6 screws