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Lower back surgery

HopalopHHopalop Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi I hope that someone can give me some advise. I had a 360 disc fusion, at L5 S1 4 years ago. I now have another herniated disc a L4 L5. I was wondering should I have another surgery, or is the chance of yet another surgery greater? If I do have another should I expect another 360? I would appreciate any input on this. Thanks


  • It was to be expected. The load that L5-S1 carried, was shifted to L4-L5. That disc then, had to work twice as hard and wears out twice as fast. This is the unfortunate chain reaction effect of fusions.
    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
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