My Mom is 79 years old and in good health other than her bad back (herniated disK) w/ severe leg and knee (thigh) pain..
She has tried physical therapy, accupuncture and is still in tremendous pain..She also has osteoarthritis....Can anyone share any positive stories of their parents having had this surgery...or any friends.??? Just a discectomy, not a fusion or lamenectomy.
I am 56 years old and had a laminectomy and discectomy. I am so glad to have the leg pain gone. Nothing else except surgery worked for me. I ran into a friend of mine at the hospital whose elderly mother had surgery and she did very well.