To make a long story short I was born with Issues in the lumbar area. Since age of 12 I have dealt with Numbness of legs, falling to the floor , jarring spine ect. off and on . I am 50 now.
2003 Two Neuro-Surgeons said NO to surgery - Due to the high risks of becoming paraylzed with surgery (150% chance) and without it 75% it will occur on its own.
Sept 2012 - I ruptured the L5-S1. Saw the doctor and since steriod shots were a wast of money , we didn't go that route . (worked once ant that was the end of the story ).
Had a new MRI oct 2012, my primary sent me to a neuro-surgeon.
this guy seems gung ho on surgery - total removal of L5-S1 and replace it with a rod and screws. Even though I explained to him that I was born with issues and had the lost of feeling waist down most of my life .
At first , i'm think great let's do this. though i am waiting til after the holidays.
NOW, however I'm having doubts and be honest leary of this idea.
I don't want to wake up and discover i'll spend rest of my life in a wheel chair.
because some one didn't take the time to listen to me.
Suggestions ? Advice ?
My primary thinks it will be okay , after all a lot of changes have come in 12 years in the medical field.
He can say that, its not him.
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