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Bulging and Degenerative Disc Disease at L4-L5 and L3-L4

FarbodFFarbod Posts: 1
edited 08/19/2015 - 1:18 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Dear Friends

I am Farbod. A petroleum geologist from Iran and I would highly appreciated if somebody shows me the best solution for this problem. My wife is 35 year old with Bulging and Degenerative Disc Disease at L4-L5 and L3-L4. Her backache has transferred to feet now. A Specialist told us to do Ozone Therapy. But the others denied it. What's is the best treatment for her? Dose Laminectomy work for this case?

Best Regards

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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Hi Farbod welcome to the forum

    I am sorry to hear of your wife's pain and understand how much lumbar pain can interfere with everything in daily life.

    You don't say if your wife has been offered an MRI scan to diagnose her problem?

    Should the foot pain be connected to her lumbar back problem, then it could indicate the nerve is being compromised. Which area of her foot is affected?

    I have not had a laminectomy but you can probably find other information about that on this site. I understand it is a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis, something I have. However I was not offered that, I have had 3 x discectomy now a Wallis Inswing procedure which has been placed between the spinous processes to try to release the nerve.

    I hope you find the answers you require and please share this forum with your wife if that is possible. It will be a great help and support for her.

    From a supportive new friend

    L5/S1 herniation Apr 2013
    nerve root injections Oct 2013
    L5/S1 discectomy Jan 2014
    L5/S1 nerve roo &, facet joint injections & edpidural Jan 2015
    L5/S1 revised discectomy, L4/L5 discectomy & Wallis Inswing Stabilisation L4/L5 May 1st 2015

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