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Second operation/new procedure

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in New Member Introductions
I had a lower back operation about 7 years ago. It was not totally successful. I have had continious pain with right leg numbness. The pain is not bad enough to require medication but does keep me much more non-active than I would prefer. Upon completion of my operation my neurosurgen made a comment while reviewing my post op MRI that disturbed me. He actually said, " Hmmm, I must have missed that. Well, you can't get it all". This was in reference to the herniated disk. He then went into a discussion of possible further exploritory surgery. Nothing was done but brings me to the present with my question. I noticed a new procedure called AXIALIF in todays local newspaper. I called and made an appointment with the Orthapedic surgen to see if I might be a candidate to get my lower back somewhat reversed and back to a better condition. Any comments on this. I am a bit gun shy on getting back on the table.


  • I've had a herniated disk since about 1984, I've been to Doctors, Chiropractors, and Physical Therapists, but nothing has changed over the years certain people suggested that I should get surgery but I said I will never consider back sugery because the surgery will probably make it worse, I have never heard of AXIALIF before but you should do a ton of research before you decide whether or not you want to get this procedure done.
  • Welcome! I am new to here as well. I've never heard of that procedure, but would be interested in hearing more about it. Hopefully someone on here has had some experince with this one. I am 1 week post op of a discectomy/laminectomy and I definitely share and understand your pain.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. you have alot of homework to do before you get into anymore surgery.. :? getting more than one opinion is always a necessity!! :-C please have all your questions answered. maybe there are conservative measures to help first? :? good luck! :D Jenny :)
  • Just type into google the letters AXIALIF along with back surgery and lots of information pops up
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