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LUMBAR SPONDYLOLISTHESIS AND END-STAGE DDD ON 3 LEVELS

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello,

I saw a neurosurgeon who said I needed the XStop surgery on 3 levels because I have 3 lumbar discs that have degenerated to near non-existence, over the last 20 yrs. I saw a different surgeon who said I also had spondylolisthesis and needed a lumbar fusion but that the XStop would not be advisable - but I've read that this procedure does help.

Has anyone ever had both of these back problems? What did you do?

Maybe I need a third doctor's opinion? I am very scared of fusion and have only heard bad things.

Thank you so much friends.

Kat :SS
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  • Kat,

    I had a similar diagnosis, only 4 of my discs had degenerated. I had the lunbar fusion, fusing L1 thrus L5. I can't comment on the XStop procedure. All I can say is the fusion has stabilized my spine but it has been a difficult and long recovery.

    Dick
    Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007.
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