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Re: Lumbar Fusion (Lori)
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Posted by Kelly
on January 05, 2000 at 20:24:49:
I did get the lumbar fusion from L-4 to S-1 after trying all the conservative methods. It started years ago (1989)with terrible pain in my back and down my legs. In 1990 I had a discectomy at L-5/S-1 and just last year after years of complaining to all my doctors I found an excellent surgeon willing to work with me to find the cause. I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. I had the fusion in Dec. 1998 and I thank God I did. I have had zero problems with my back since. Yes, it's scary and painful, but it is well worth the couple months of rehab to go without the constant pain and the depression that results from such pain. Just make sure you have found a doctor who is well known and has all the qualifications needed. And most of all, a doctor that you trust, this is very serious surgery, do all your homework. It has truely been a blessing for me, good luck
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