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Bilateral Microdisectomy

melliemmellie Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am scheduled to have a bilateral microsectomy later this month. I have read on spine-health a lot of negative info about this surgery. I was just wondering if anyone has had the same symptoms that I have. I do not have a lot of pain, but I am numb from my under my breast, down. I have not felt my feet or legs for almost three years now. I had my legs go numb in 2008 and I have gone to many neurologists and doctors and have had at least six MRIs on my lower back and they all kept saying it was not bad enough for surgery. Well then I lost my balance and eventually lost the use of my legs all together. I went to a great neurosurgeon who realized something more was wrong and had an MRI done on my upper back. He found that I had a herniated disk of the T5. I had surgery done on that a year ago. I want to feel my legs and feet again so badly. I have to walk with a walker because I still do not have my balance from the numbness. I am a little afraid now after reading some of your experiences. If someone has had the numbness and not much pain and had this done could they please let me know if it was beneficial or not...Thanks


  • are you in the uk?
    before you embark on surgery get at least another 2 opinions
    i have been down the discectomy route and tho its not such a bad operation it can be made very bad if the surgeon make a fork up of it .so be very careful .i am on my 3 operation soon { a 360 multi level fusion } this is about as big as it get and is the last surgical line as for as bad surgery goes .my advice is to proceed with extreme caution
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