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Back Problems board


woodworker: Usually a microdiscectomy can take care of a herniation. Mine was sequestered which means it had totally opened up into my spinal column and disc fragments were leaking out causing severe sciatica and left leg weakness. THey say if the weakness gets worse to do the micro. THe surgery wasn't that bad and I went home the same day with vicodin.

angelahprice: Basically the dr. said if it herniates again I do the same surgery(micro) then if it herniates again after that then the fusion would be next. BUt I live with back pain every day and I hear when it herniates again after surgery the pain is even worse. I also don't have much dics left!! :confused:
Quote from melrn74:
woodworker: ......... THey say if the weakness gets worse to do the micro. THe surgery wasn't that bad and I went home the same day with vicodin.


Outpatient? That would make me considerably less apprehensive. I detest hospitals :D