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Thanks in advance


I have read about many problems but not too many success stories and I am getting afraid to do it.
Actually I can't remember reading any success stories that were not on a doctor sponsored web site.
I have tried literately every thing else and my painful bulging won't get better and I think I will need the surgery.
Suffering 8 months now

Many Thanks


  • Davey16DDavey16 Posts: 31
    edited 01/30/2013 - 10:53 AM
    I think you will find many success's on here , I for one have had a 2 level lumbar fusion with decompression, I can state I am in less pain than pre surgery,(no pain meds ) I can now walk for miles and stand, pre surgery I could not do any of those things, I am now back at work,And i am no spring chicken (58 when I had the surgery and i suffered 3.5 years). You have to have an open mind and a determination that you will succeed. I wish you every success in what ever you decide, but be informed of your options,research well,and keep positive.
  • good luck to you
    10/26/2012 ACDF C3/4 C4/5 surgery
    No pain; no pain meds - thank goodness!
    04/01/2013 - 5 months + 1 week - FUSED
    Doing some physical therapy for even better range of motion
  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    hi LarryP,
    I can tell you my cervical fusion (3 level) that was done in 2007 is a success. If I didn't have it done, who knows how bad things would be for me. If you have any questions, just PM me. I'll do my best to answer any of them to the best of my knowledge.
    Take care,
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