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multilevel posterior foraminotomy failure

Hi All,

I had the above mentioned surgery in September and I felt fine afterwards. All of the pain and numbness has subsided and I thought things were cool. Last month the symptoms returned, albeit not as badly, but returned. Over the course of the two weeks the numbness in my hand is almost as bad as before the surgery and the pain in my arms has reappeared.

Has anyone had a foraminotomy fail on them? If so, is it plausible that this could happen in such a short period of time?

Any insight would be appreciated.


  • Hi Beretta
    how long ago you had your surgery? was it Micro-foraminotomy ? I am debating to have one level fusion or bilateral micro- foraminatomy. my research shows that this type of surgery is not forever like fusion. but if it works prevents from other levels to go bad after ACDF. I very much appreciate your respond
  • Hi Fardaaftab,

    I had a multi level minimally invasive foraminotomy. I was was warned by my doctor that this was not a permanent fix and that a disc replacement was likely downstread. We are just both surprised that it lost it effectiveness after only a few months. I went 4 months from surgery to the return of symptoms.
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