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bi-valve brace for lumbar spine

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
:H Hi I'm new to this forum, I have just been seen for a pars defect of the L5, and I am experiencing right leg pain.
My surgeon has sent me to get fitted for a bi-valve brace and it looks very uncomfortable. Has anyone tried one of these? I had a cervical spine corepectomy in 2000 so this is a progressive disease, I really don't understand why my surgeon says to wait till I can't stand the pain to get the surgery. I'm afraid I could lose some use of my leg as a result of waiting. Also I am 57 and the older you get the longer the recovery. I would appreciate any advice you all have.


  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are facing surgery as an issue. ~X( please ask all of your questions and do your homework before saying yes! a second opinion is also invaluable, especially when you have some doubts. many forums members can attest to that. =D> please make yourself at home and have a look around the different forums. You might be interested in the "Back and Neck" surgery forum. there are some good reads in the "Good News" forum on successful SH surgeries. good luck as you seek pain treatments! Jenny :)
  • I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. The only thing that I can think of that would make sense to wait until you can't take the pain any more is if he is talking about a fusion it will put more pressure on the discs above the fusion and eventually cause a domino effect so you want to hold out as long as possible. Sometimes surgery can actually cause more pain than was experienced before the surgery. I wish you much luck and please keep us posted.
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