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recommendation for MA surgeon

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi Folks,
I have been trying conservative and alternative treatments for a bulging lumber disc for 4 months now. With a spinal injection 2 weeks ago I saw my first improvement...but improvement means I now cn be standing or sitting for about 45 min before the pain gets me flat on my back, prior to the injection for 6 weeks it was only 10 min...enough time to make tea, but not toast! So I've had a bit of improvement but I am contemplating surgery for a large bulge L4/L5.

Any warnings or recommendations for surgeons in Massachusetts?
Thanks so much


  • Katealeen,

    I had my 2006 and 2007 back surgeries done at Mass General Hospital in Boston. To see a neurosurgeon there, you have to be referred by another doctor. In my case, I was in my local hospital in 2006 and was transferred to Mass General as an emergency because of my infection. You can PM me for more detailed info.

    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.
  • Husband had surgery at the Lahey Clinic in 2007, did not work.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
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