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microdisectomy success rates for one sided back pain

I know that microdisectomies are more successful for leg pain rather than back pain alone. However my back pain is not centralized, but its mostly on the left side. has anyone here been through a microdisectomy for back pain that is on one side and what was your prognosis.

DDD L4 - L5 , L5 - S1


  • PaulPPaul Posts: 730
    edited 07/17/2014 - 11:00 AM
    My L4-L5 case was approximately 90% back pain and on the right side. Surgery got rid of that problem for me. It's been 7 years and still doing good. (knock wood)
    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
  • I had not back pain but 100% left leg pain. I had a discectomy & for about 8 months or so I had no pain. Then I reherniated my disc & got back pain as well. Not trying to scare you but just giving you another data point.
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