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Hello from South Carolina

cantacccantac Posts: 24
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in New Member Introductions
Well I've been lurking here so I figured I'd join.

I have some questions that I'll post in another part of the forum. However, it seems we all have the same questions.

L4/L5 and L5/S1 disc herniations with an appt to see a surgeon. The L5/S1 is actually considered extruded so I'm expecting that I'll be going under the knife. Getting really tired of the sciatica - pain, numbness, weakness - and lack of mobility.

One of my questions will be what to expect, 2 microdiscectomy procedures for the 2 discs, or might the surgeon recommend fusion instead? I'm going to take whatever he says and layer it with my own research...



  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so glad you decided to stop lurking and stop by!!! =D> you will meed lots of great friends here and good answers to your questions. <:P please be sure and get more than one medical opinion! have you tried any of the nerve pain medications out now for sciatica? please talk to your doctor about this if you are interested. :-C good luck and i hope you are feeling better soon. :D Jenny :)
  • Like lulusheart! And she gave you good advice.

    WELCOME!!!! :H >:D< =D> :) >:D< >:D< >:D<
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