Glad i found this site, full of useful info. I thought i would say hello and introduce myself.
I am a 46 year old married to dave, who is very supportive. Have suffered back pain for about 6 year. The first 4 years i coped with it quite well, but the last two years have been a rough ride really.
I was admitted as an emergency last month, my GP (in the UK) thought i had symptoms of Cauda Equina. Whilst in hospital, they did MRI, turns out i have 2 bulging discs and severe spinal stenosis.
They sent me home after 2 nights and arranged for me to see surgeon.
Saw surgeon Thursday, they have told me about Cauda Eqina and signs to watch for, pretty scary really!
I have had a Pre Op Assessment and am going into have Dynesys stabilisation surgery in 2-3 weeks time.
I have always told myself i would not have back surgery but i really cannot cope with this pain any longer. I have not been to work for 6 weeks now.
I am doing some searching on this procedure, but cannot really find that much about it.
Has anyone here had this type of surgery, would be grateful for any information, good or bad!!
My surgeon has told me that there is a 96% success rate with it, will definately get rid of my leg pain, but cannot guarantee it will completely get rid of my back pain, but it will be relieved. I am going ahead with it though, although i am a little worried about the surgery itself
Thanks for reading