OK CAN ANYONE PLEASE GIVE ME ADVISE ON MY CONDITION AND SURGICAL OPTIONS. I HAVE BEEN IN AGONY SINCE OVER 18 MONTHS AGO. THE NHS SIMPLY GAVE ME 3 LOTS OF INJECTIONS THEN DEEMED ME A DRUG ADDICTED FORM PILLS THEYPRESCRIBED AND SENT ME TO THE PAIN CLINIC WHICH IS THE BIGGEST JOKE EVER! I WOULD LIKE A MULTILEVEL DISC REPLACEMENT USING THE M6c ARTIFICIAL DISCS HOWEVER THE I THEN PAID OUT OF POCKET TO SEE A PRIBVATE SURGEON IN THE UK THAT SUGGESTED THAT I WAIT TILL MY DISCS HARDEN AND I WILL FEEL BETTER. THAT IS NOT AN OPTION I HAVE NO QUALITY OF LIFE! NO SURGEON IN THE UK DIAGNOSES ME WITH STENOSIS EITHER AS THE AMERICAN DOCTOR BELOW HAS WHICH ANGERS ME BECAUSE I HAVE ALL THE SYMPTOMS AND BC OF THEIR INACTION I MAY HAVE PERMENANT DAMAGE!
i HAVE NO RECEIVED THE REVIEW BELOW FROM AN AMERICAN SURGEON BUT I STILL WOULD LIKE DISC REPLACEMENT INSTEAD. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH ANY ADVISE ON WHERE TO GO TO HAVE THIS DONE??? AND WHAT YOU THINK OF THE REVIEW BELOW. THANKS ALOT!
"In the imaging control of your lumbar spine there are clear findings of disc degeneration disease at L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels with lateral recess stenosis and believes you are a surgical candidate for lumbar fusion and microdiscectomy, at both levels, utilizing minimally invasive techniques.
For the level L4-L5 the XLIF procedure for lumbar fusion that was developed to overcome the obstacles of both anterior (front) and posterior (back) approaches to access the spine. XLIF avoids significant musculature disruption by utilizing a natural path from the side of the body to the spine. This is called lateral access and it is less disruptive than conventional posterior or anterior surgeries.
For the level L5-S1, a minimal invasive (MAS TLIF) Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, using peek cages and percutaneous screw fixation, with decompression of nerve root.
The distinct difference between a traditional “open” surgery and a MAS TLIF is the medialized surgical approach. The MAS TLIF procedure is designed to eliminate the need to retract muscle laterally, therefore requiring a smaller incision than an “open” surgery. It is a muscle -splitting approach and by minimizing the amount of muscle disruption, this procedure is intended to reduce postoperative approach-related muscle pain and enable a faster recovery & return to normal activities for the patient.
The surgical procedure will include implantation of autologous centrifuged bone marrow stem cells to further enhance the fusion process and throughout the surgery an Intraoperative Nerve Monitoring System will be utilized to provide real-time, precise, and reliable feedback to ensure nerve and spinal cord safety.
These minimally invasive procedures result in less postoperative pain with a faster recovery and return to normal activities.
The surgery lasts about 2 hours , there is minimal blood loss and usually involves 1-2 days hospitalization.
Expect return to normal functions within 3 months of surgery and would recommend a brace when you are out of bed for at least 6 weeks after surgery."http://www.spine-health.com/forum/announcements/spine-health-announcements/mri-reports-why-we-cant-advise