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New here- had my third discectomy l5-S1

Hello everyone. I just found these forums and been reading a lot of helpful information the few days. I have had 3 micro discectomys L5-S1 in the last 4 years. My third one was done in July and it's been a very difficult recovery. I'm going in for a facet block next week to see if it helps with the back pain. I have kind of been falling apart mentally after this last surgery due to the slow recovery and not being able to work or do things with my family. I'm only 35 years old and feel way older! I'm glad I found a place to chat.


  • Best of luck to you on your recovery and hope the facet block works for you.
    C7-T1 ACDF 12Dec2013
  • I'm surprised you have much disc left there after 3 micros on the same level! Hopefully the injection will give you some relief so you can enjoy all the upcoming holidays and events.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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