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back surgery

edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Spinal Stenosis

I'm new here. I would like ideas or advice on having back surgery for lower back pain. I will have bone spurs removed and 2 screws put in slip disc both of which are pinching nerves. I become numb from lower back to feet.
Anyone had similar surgery? How did it go/


  • Welcome to the board. You might want to start another thread on the "Back and Neck Surgery" category under the TREATMENT section. You will get more responses to your questions. Also read through the older posts. You can use the search feature to find posts on your topic.

    Do you know what kind of surgery your doctor is recommending? A fusion, or discectomy perhaps? I'm certain there are people on the board who have had a similar surgery. If you could provide more details it would be helpful.

    Back surgery is a BIG surgery. It is important to do some research and consider all your options. It is important to find a well-qualified spinal specialist to perform your surgery. Also, you may want to get more than one opinion. It is important to feel comfortable with the surgeon you select.

    Since you have numbness from nerve compression you can't really ignore the problem. You may want to or will be advised to try "conservative" treatments first. Surgery is always considered as a last resort unless you have bowel or bladder involvement. But with nerve compression, you take a chance of permanent nerve damage if you wait too long.

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