Originally Posted by whackedback
I just found by MRI that I have reherniated my L4/5 disc. I had this fixed with a laminectomy 7 years ago, and just found it had reherniated. I was wondering if this had happened to anyone else and if it can be repaired with another lami without having fusion. I'm not excited about being fused, and with rather go with ADR if need be. Just wondering if anyone has had this and got off without being fused.
Hi. Yes indeed, it is possible to reherniate that disc after a laminectomy. In fact, it happened to me 2 days after the lst lami but it took my doc 6 weeks to agree that my pain was worse than it should be after surgery. Another MRI showed another herniation. I did have a 2nd lami; however, it ended badly, as the disc continued to cause pain. Went to another doctor who ordered a ct scan and said I needed a fusion. I agreed as I knew the pain was way beyond being fixed any other way.
Before getting a 2nd lami, I urge you to get a second opinion if the dr wants to do anothr lami. You should get a second opinion no matter what your surgeon suggests be done when it comes to surgery.
Good luck, hope this helps and that you will stay in touch.