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new mri no sign of tear now, just re-herniated

john 40jjohn 40 Posts: 190
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:51 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
surgeon say maybe can do micro-d over now or fusion what a choice.
he say i need to figure if my leg or back is more painful.
do micro-d if leg, do fusion if back.or try micro-d and see what comes out, may help with the back and can do fusion if it don't work.
and there is quite a bit of scar tissue from first serg(oops)
but the granulation tissue in spinal canal may be from first surgery or from being irritated for so long, need to keep eye on it to see if it gets bigger(what!)not there on last mri
I think my back and hip are the worse ,he say i should get at least 50% pain decrease in back with fusion and cant tell with micro-d some times it works and some times not. micro would help the leg and foot. with the pain may not with the numbness since the numbness has been there from day one(i figured long ago numb better than pain)just hard to walk.
he say disc is squished out a little more than the last time he showed me on the mri's its way out over the nerve roots this time to me looks worse than the first, i guess the EMG quack doc was full of cr## like i taught(no nerve compression?) bull if i can see it he needs to go back to school
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