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Successful Surgery?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi all

Has anyone had a success story to tell about surgery for a prolapsed disc in the lower back?

I am waiting for MRI results and it is thought that I have a prolapsed disc (don't know exactly which one it is) but its the lower back and I may need surgery and I'm terrified of the prospect as all I seem to find on the internet when I do research is horror stories.

Can anyone point me in the direction of any good/reputable websites that have information on this kind of surgery?

Kind regards



  • I also have a prolapsed disc on my L5 S1. I have had shots, discogram, PT, Chiro care and the list goes on and on. I am scheduled to have a Fusion done on my spine Dec. 1st. What happened with me is I also have arthrits in low back and this with prolapsed disc gave me DDD(Degerative Disc Disease.) I am also scared to death of surgery, but I look at it as If it doesn't fix back pain and problems I am not any worse that I am right now. Demand answers and get more than one opinion. There are alot of Drs. out there who look at insurance instead of individuals. Lots of Luck to you.
  • Sorry webmd is a good site or mayo.org.
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    when talking about spinal discs.

    Look at the Spine-Health articles. One starter is
    Prolapsed Disk Definition

    Many times you will read that a disc where the jelly-like material starts to come out is referred to a slipped disc
    herniation disc, or prolapsed disc
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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