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Hi I am new to the group and I am just waiting for insurance to approve my decompression L5 and removal of a synovial cyst in the facet joint causing severe spinal stenosis. Instead of a fusion they are going to put in a coflex device. Does anyone have any experience with this? Or any feed back?

Thank you and I hope you are al



  • hi littledee

    welcome to spine-health

    your message seems to have cut off without finishing.

    i hope you find all you need on the site and meet lots of other members.  please join in with any other post that interest that are active and have a recent date.  you can use old post for research though and that can also be helpful.  there is a search box at the top where you can search for these.  just scroll down after your search to find spine-health related posts.

    please join in the surgery buddies groups as soon as you have your surgery date.  just add a comment to join in.  you can find these under forum topics and we have a group for each month.  these groups mean lots of members support each other and share experiences through your surgery and recovery and i found this really helped me through these stages.

    i have added two links below to help new members with information and these also contain the forum rules.  there is lots of material to research on spine-health that will give you the power of knowledge.

    welcome to spine health




    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
    L4-S1 TLIF with decompression June 2017
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