looking for opinion and experience or
1.buttooks and leg pain for 2-3 months.
2cause--djd lumbar spine and a period of heavy lifting in april.
3.saw physitriat-Physical therapy made worsr.Epidural L4-5 made big difference in pain on left for 5 days.
6.pain is helped by tylenol tramodol,celebrexto some degree but prednisone or dexadron will relieve 90% of pains for 10 hours.
7.neurologically i have weakness in heel walking and decresese ankle and knee reflexes primarily on left.no progression since april.
8.mri shows djd with some tight foramina opening primarily in the lower segment but centa canal tightness L2-3.
9.physiatrist say doas little sa possible.orthopedist all of lumbar spineL1-L5_S1 as thereis moderate to severe generative scoliosis at L2-3. the only real good disc is first noted at T12-L1.
Neurosurgeon says do as many bilatreal laminecties as necessary to open up the spinal canals.
10. righr now i am coping and have a full time job ib the medical field.time off from work could be 6-12 weeks. they tell me.
11.Anyone had or considering above?
12.post op pain? recliner or bed best?
13.Anyone had multiple laminectomie or the TLIF procedure-how many levels-result,results!
thank you so much.