I had an Mri a couple of weeks ago. I've been in a lot of pain for a long time. There are small central herniations T10-T12 w/out impingement. Surgical changes of anterior fusion with cages. Small amount of enhancing perineural scar tissue around the right l5 nerve root in right lateral recess. Slight loss of disc height. Right and left lateral herniations at l2-l3 and l3-l4 encroaching upon and possibly irritating l2-3 nerve roots. Respepectively for L3-4. L5 partially sacralized.
The surgeon that did the lumbar fusion also did a cervical fusion C3-C7 with rods and screws. He admitted the fusion failed and should have gone down another level. He's been avoiding me and clearly does not want to continue treating me.
I had to find a new surgeon who is proposing a Laminectomy L2-4. I am questioning why he would do a Laminectomy without fusion. He said the problem was spinal stenosis. Don't get me wrong, I don't want more surgery than I need. I also don't want to be back here in 2 years for a fusion. He commented several times that I already had a fusion.
Don't mean to be so long winded, but I have been through hell. I am afraid of making the wrong decision. He also doesn't think I will get much back pain relief
I need to know if anyone here has had this kind of experience. I will be getting a surgery date tomorrow and don't feel confident. If anybody knows anything, it's here