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Kyphon X-Stop help please!!!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I posted a couple of days ago looking for someone who has had this surgery to correct spinal stenosis. I have had no responses at all. Has no one had this instead of laminectomy/fusion type surgery?? Please if anyone has had this let me know how you are doing. I am facing surgery in less than two weeks.


  • This helps , I don't know much about the procedure but I have posted a link for you about it. Please keep us posted as to how you are doing and I wish you the best of luck....Miki

  • reading priestess' website she posted it sounds like the x-stop is just a bandaid that may or maynot work but usually requires surgery again for variuos reasons. I would ask you surgeon why go this route whenfusions have higher success rates.

    Best Wishes,
    CHristina :)
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  • Thank you for answering me. My condition is isolated to my L4-L5 area right side only, and my doctor has had a lot of success with this new option. I am simply sick of being in pain and epidurals have ceased to help, pain pills are hard to function on all day and it would really be nice to sleep more than 2-3 hours, but I own my own business and no working- no money, so being off for several months is daunting. The information given online does not reflect all the latest findings and statistics since it only came out 3 yrs. ago. It is a minimally invasive procedure with less than 1 hr. day surgery, no cutting, fusing, rods, screws or extended recovery time, and it is reversable if needed. I am terrified of the other options at this point,(too many horror stories) so this seemed like something I was willing to try first. I just wish I could find some who have already done it to see how they are doing.
  • In here you read more of the bad stories then the good because the ppl with the good stories generally all dont bother cming back and posting bulletins as they have their lives back and are out living them and finally enjoying them
    I know a fusion may seem scarey but the best thin to do is RESEARCH, RESEARCH,RESEARCH!

    Best Of Luck,
    Christina :)
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