Years ago - many years..... like 25 yrs ago my hubby who was a coal miner and at the time about 21 yrs old was injured and his L5-S1 disks herniated.
They fused him using Papaya ( yes I am sure it was Papaya lol ).
He recovered GREAT! Was back to work full time in 6 weeks as a deep under ground coal miner. the highest height he worked in was 22"! I could not image that WITH a GOOD back lol
he was a miner for 17 yrs with no back issues. He quit the mines as of his knee caps going bad ( go figure ).
Fast speed ahead - his back is still doing very well, with no treatments, PT, Meds etc since the 6 weeks it took him to recovery from surgery.
Now his legs just crumble for no reason. His legs are VERY weak. he sits down as often as he can. So far he does not fall down as he has been able to catch himself going down when the knees crumble under him ( crumble being his word ).
I spoke to my own Dr. in passing about this and he said that they stopped doing Papaya infusions as people were getting paralyzed from it. He also said that this leg issue my hubby has is a side effect from the Papaya fusion.
The only option is to get it removed and a re fusion. Hubby says it is not "that" bad yet.
So I am just curious if anyone else here had this Papaya fusion done and the results of it ?
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.