After a failed L5-S1 fusion last July, I have started looking into other ways to relieve my pain. I found a spine clinic and sent all my MRI's and Cat scans. The doctor called me today and said that I am a prime candidate for plastic spaces to be inserted at L2-L3, L3-L4 and L4-L5. The surgery would be from the side (lateral) and should take 3-4 hours. It would be outpatient and I would be released the same day. But because I live more that an hour from the doctor, I would need to stay in a local hotel for up to 3 days in case they needed to do anything or any problems.
Like I said, I had a 10 hour spine operation last year and stayed in the hospital for 6 days and then to a rehab hospital for 8 days. Now this guy is saying "bing bang boom" and I am fixed.
Anyone have info on this procedure. Is it the PEEK spacer that I am reading bad things about?
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