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surgeon who has had back surgery

john 40jjohn 40 Posts: 190
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
any one have a surgeon who has had back surgery on them self ?


  • I did ask the first surgeon I saw what he would suggest if a member of his family had my problems.

    He said to try everything else possible first, but that if they got to where they couldn't live their life because of the pain, then to have the surgery he was recommending for me.

    He did say that my MRI was 'a no brainer' as far as deciding where the pain generator was. I had a grade 2 spondylolisthesis with severe stenosis. I had a decompression with fusion at L4/L5 and am very much better than before surgery. Not perfect, but very much better. :-) I would do it again (but really hope that I don't need to!)

  • My surgeon had a cervical fusion a couple of years ago.

  • Did he give you the name of the surgeon he used?
    =)) Lol!
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