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L4 / L5 Discectomy 2 weeks ago

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello All,

I was glad to find this message board. I underwent surgery 2 weeks ago to repair a ruptured L5 disc. The actual procedure was a Laminectomy, L4/L5 discectomy, and facetectomy. I had been having problems with a bulging L5 for over 15 years but had always been able to manage it through chiropractic treatments. This time it completely ruptured and the resultant mass pressing on the nerves was causing severe weakness and numbness in one leg, and I was advised to undergo surgery to prevent any further nerve damage. I am now on the mend, but have many questions so I hope I can share my experiences with other members and also maybe help someone else out.


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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it sounds like you are having a successful surgery. check out the "Good News" forum for a good read about successful surgeries. good luck and please keep us informed as you progress! Jenny :)
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  • Good luck on the road to recovery and please keep us posted.
  • i wish u a speedy recovery and hope your surgery provides the repairs u needed.
    God bless all
  • george- welcome to SH. Hope the recovery is quick and that the L4-L5 disc surgery is successful in fixing the problem..take care..jade
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