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Severe Back Pain

MrDarrykMMrDarryk Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello, My name is Darryk and like all the rest on this site, i am exp severe back pain. I first had surgery in 2006 and it looks like I am going to be having it again in 2012. I first had the Laminectomy/Discectomy at L5/S1. Recovered fairly well and quickly. was going to school to reenter the work force and was just recently in a car accident that has caused me to twist my lower back and now have to have surgery and fusion to re-leave the pressure and the pain. so if anyone has had a "Pillow" inserted in between the disk and then had the two disk fused together hit me back, and even if you haven't hit me back. could use the advice/


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i sm sorry you are suffering from chronic pain and may be facing surgery! be sure and check out the "Back and Neck Surgery" forum for for more input! they offer tips on after care and much more!!i am sure someone will be by to help you with your questions! please be sure and follow the doctor's orders during your recovery!! you want to be sure and have the best recovery possible! good luck to you! stop by anytime! there is always a spiney around! Jenny :)
  • Welcome. You will find a lot of support from this group.

    I have had 3 fusions and am fused L1-S1. My last fusion about a year ago was L5-S1. I don't know about a pillow but when they got in they discovered the disc was too bad to keep so it was replaced. Then they bolted (literally) my spine to my pelvis.

    I had had a vertebrae slip forward, hence the fusion to keep it from causing more damage and pain. The surgery was successful, as were my other 2.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.
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