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Old 09-30-2011, 06:39 AM   #1
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Question Posterior Lumbar Discectomy L5S1

I am making a decision on the above procedure and would like to know if anyone that has had a standalone cage implant from the back surgery can give me advice. Is it a very successful op? How long recovery would be as I need to get on a Plane after 4wks.? Any help would be appreciated. Am considering having operation not in my home town..

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Old 10-28-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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Cool Re: Posterior Lumbar Discectomy L5S1

Hello Cozzy, I had a discectomy on L5-S1 without the cage implant and I was up the next day. The surgeon also cut some bone out to relieve pressure on the nerve. That was in 2006 and it does still bothers me quite a bit. Now the pain is on both sides instead of just one. I went in to the operation knowing that it would only relieve some pain since I would have to fly off to the U.S. for fusion. Having DDD hasn't helped in the least over the past 12 years, not being able to fly off island for all the proceedures that I need. I noticed that you posted this on 9/30. Sure hope it isn't too long to get an answer. You might get a faster answer on Back Problems! Good Luck! Ed.

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