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Back surgery-Not sure what to do

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,512
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi folks,
I've seen a few physicians lately concerning my spinal stenosis and sinovial cysts. I have received a variety of treatment options and I'm not sure which way to go. I have been told a few times that I need a spinal fusion at L4-5, with a laminectomy. The neurosurgeon says a laminectomy alone will do the trick and that I don't have time to time having the cysts aspirated, as I may continue to suffer more nerve damage. I'm haveing trouble with my left foot.
My questions are--is it worth trying to have the cysts aspirated? If I go with the laminectomy alone, can I go back for the fusion at a later date. Your input would be most appreciated.


  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. we have a member here who just had a procedure done to remove his synovial cysts. i hope he will drop by and give you some first hand information. :? you don't want to even go near having permanent nerve damage. asking questions and getting all your answers is the best way to have a successful procedure or not! :? i am sure some other members will drop by to answer some of your questions as well. check out the "Back and Neck Surgery" forum for more input. good luck! Jenny :)
  • Yes, there is a member here that would probably be able to give you insight since he just had that surgery. I am sure that he will pop in anytime and give you some info. Good luck and please keep us posted.
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