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L5S1 Introductin

L5S1LL5S1 Posts: 51
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi all,

My back pain started 3.5 years ago after I gave birth to twins. I had a laminectomy/discectomy at the L5-S1 level in 06/07 and then again in 01/09.

About 5 weeks ago the L5-S1 herniated yet again. I'm now on Naproxen and Oxycodone - but they don't help the nerve pain enough for me to function.

I'm currently waiting it out. My spine surgeon would like to do a spinal fusion at this time, but would agree to one more discectomy.

So I'll be hanging around until the disc heals itself or gets operated on!


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions you can..i am sorry you are in pain right now... sounds like you have a decision to make about your back but you may need more information... be sure and check out the "Back and Neck surgery" forum for more info on your surgery... good luck to you! stop by anytime! Jenny :)
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