I'm a 47 year old woman who has been fused from C-7 to C-6on 10/2/2003 and then C-6 to C-4 on 12/2/2003. I was back on 12/28/2005 to have C-7 to C-6 Refused and had my back vertebra fused and wired.
On 12/25/2011 I began dealing with chronic pain in my Lumbar back area. On 1/4/12 I had an MRI on my low back and now know that L-5 to L-4 is ruptured and L-4 to L-3 and L-3 to L-2 are both bulging.
A Question about Lumbar Dynamic stabilization in connection with Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). I found a web site http://www.popovic.com.au/surgery_spinal.html#3
that talked about a procedure to take the place of fusion in the Lumbar spine. From the info on your boards it sound like it didn’t work that well.
But I got to thinking about using posterior Dynamic stabilization with rods on discs that are bulging or destabilizing in the Lumbar discs without removal of the disc.
Has this been done and if so what were the long term affects did this slow further destabilization of the discs?