Hi All! I have had multiple opinions from surgeons (ortho and nuero) and have been offered micro Discetomy to fusion.
I have finally decided to have the micro d. I am hopeful that this will help me sciatic pain, but won't do anything for my back, facet pain. Have others made the choice to go with micro d when they also have issues with facet,coccyx joint pain,ostephytes,disc space loss and stenosis?
I am afraid that this surgery will not give me enough relief to bother with, but at the same time, think I should give it a chance before going to fusion.
I have been told that I will always have issues and pain, but just want to make sure that I get some relief.
Any words of wisdom, experiences?
Thanks, and here's to less pain for all!
>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012