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Hi all:

I'm not new to the board...just haven't posted in a while. My Dr. has put me on pain management with the patch (Duragesic 25) and 20 Lortab 7.5 a month. I am now beginning to consider surgery because I'm not getting ANY better. Had spinal injections, diskogram, physical therapy. No better. Even lost 27 lbs AND joined Gold's gym! [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/confused.gif[/img] So what do you all think? Am I a candidate now, because before, my neurosurgeon said I was not a good candidate until I had done all of the above, and I have. How does this type of surgery go and what are the usual results? I know they vary from person to person, but does this work for most folks? Any help very much appreciated!!!
PS: My problem is disk herniation at L5-S1 with nerve root impingement and slight problems with L3-4 and 4-5.

Hugs and Love,
Mary Anne :)

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