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25 year old female post op back surgery

Ashlyn GrossieAAshlyn Grossie Posts: 1
edited 01/16/2014 - 7:13 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am a 25 year old female who had been struggling with back pain since I was 14 years old. After years of pain, medications, therapy and injections, I finally found a doctor with answers. I had to travel out of state, I am from Louisiana, drove to Dallas, Texas. I had a TLIF surgery under the care of Dr. xyz. I must say he did an amazing job. I am a month post op and I feel great! I haven't had any pain since the surgery. However, I do experience leg and hip pain which just can be from nerve inflammation from the surgery. Seeing the dr next month to double check. But I have learned no one should live in the pain. I was told nothing can be done.. but I am now pain free thanks to Dr. xyz and his amazing team!

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  • PaulPPaul Posts: 730
    edited 01/16/2014 - 5:22 PM
    I truly believe there is a solution for most cases but people need to search hi and low for it.
    It took me like 8 months to find mine and even then, it was stroke of luck.

    It's easy to give up and quit searching but difficult to push forward thru pain. I'm glad you found yours and shared with us. Take care and protect your success.
    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
  • That's great! I live in Dallas and I was 25 when I had my first surgery.
    I went to 4 doctors in the past 2 years and none would do my fusion until I found my current doctor.
    Glad you got the care you needed, it can be very frustrating when they say we don't need surgery because of our age.
    My doctor is younger- early 40's so maybe the mind set of spine surgeons is changing!
    99/00 L4/5 & L5/S1 herniation
    2001 L5/S1 microdisectomy age 25
    severe DDD at surgery level
    2011 pars
    2012 RFA L/3/4/5
    7-02-13 L4/5 l5/S1 360 fusion ALIF PLIF
    DX spondylitis , DDD, scoliosis, and slight kyphosis
  • on my nervesoon my nerves Posts: 116
    edited 01/17/2014 - 12:10 AM
    Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive story. There are many of us here that are preparing for surgery and it's always refreshing to hear the good news.
    I pray that you continue to heal and that everyday is pain free for you.

    Herniation of l5 S1 l4 , DDD , microdisectomy in June 2013 and re herniation in September
    Cervical herniation at C5-7 Jan 2014 with impingement of spinal cord. 2 level cervical fusion Feb. 2014 and 2 level lumbar fusion in April 2014
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