I am supposed to have the surgery on December the 5th 2009 on L5 S1. I need to know what I will need after the surgery and what I may need before.
I think that I am going to change the date for the 7th if I can.
The MRI says at L5 S1 there is moderately advanced loss of disc signal with a 4-6 mm central disc protrusion and mild ligamentous thickening. The spinal canal does remain well in excess of a centimeter. There is however moderate compromise of the left and right lateral recesses, with contact of the S1 nerve root sheaths, as well as moderate neural foraminal compromise bilaterally. There is contact of the exiting L5 dorsal root ganglia.This could result in bilateral L5, as well as S1 radicular-type symtoms from this level.
What area do I need to look at for what I need after surgery again? :jawdrop: