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new surgery after 4 level fusion

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in New Member Introductions
:-C Hi all, along time since using website. I had 4 level fusion with hardware 16 months ago. L4 to S1. New pain radiating down leg caused me to have mri scan. I found out the disc above fusion site has herniated. I`m going in for a laminectomy in 2 weeks. I found out also that fusion only partially worked. Bad news. I asked doc what to do about fusion failure and he said to wait and see if alot of pain and then they do revision surgery. So far hardware holding up . I guess my boating days are over. Does this back stuff ever stop?


  • :) hi and welcome back to the forum! we are still here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry to hear you had a failed surgery. :''( "what to do" is a very good question? good luck and i hope you find your answers here. we all have pain in common! Jenny :)
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  • I hate to say it but I think for most of us once you have back problems you always have back problems. But, hopefully you will find some relief whether it be from a revision or something else. We all just have to find something that enables us to live a somewhat normal life. I too used to be an avid boater (speed boat not fishing) and I sometimes wonder if that is not what has at least partly created my problem. Good luck to you and please keep us posted.
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