Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Scheduled for a Microdisectomy

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Have had low back pain that radiated down right leg for more than 4 years. Iam not over weight, do not smoke or drink,and participate in Yoga exercises daily to help strengthen my back and stomach muscles. My first facet injections lasted more than 3 years. Last January, I was using a power tool and the pain with leg involvment started again, but with greater intensity. I had a second set of facet injections with little relief. Saw a chiopractor, which really caused other problems- hand cramping. Third set of facet injections was not effective. I am scheduled for a Micodisectomy on June 11. Will give an update in 4-6 weeks. Pk.


  • It'll be over before you know it and the first week will be a little rough, but after that, you should feel a better, little by little.

    Let us know how you are doing when you get a chance.

  • It's amazing with these discs.
    One moment, you can be lifting a massive object and be ok, then bend over to pick up a paperclip and Wham!
    Some people will be in bed sleeping and the disc lets go.

    What level(s) are you dealing with?

    Anyways, good luck and let us know how it goes.
    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
  • When you're young (and immortal, LOL) ya just don't realize the possible horror lurking around the corner. Our bodies are much more fragile then we ever think. I tell everyone I know to take care of their backs now. It's no fun. :(
  • I am almost 11 weeks out from my 2nd micro. and doing great. Just take it easy (literally).

    I am so glad that I had a solution for the god-awful pain.
Sign In or Register to comment.