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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:40 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the group and trying to get as much info as possible as I deal with DDD and scoliosis. DO says I need triple fusion from L3-S1 and I am trying to put this off till I can at least get L5-S1 fused with two disc replacments. Anyway, great to be here and looking forward to chatting with you all.

Bill B


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so glad you dropped in to visit!! please be sure and get more than one opinion if you are dealing with surgery!!! :-C a good pain mananagement doctor might be of some benefit before you think of surgery!! good luck and keep us informed. there is alot of information of the site about your condition, so do some reading!! :? Jenny :)
  • I hope you find some useful info here and much needed support along the way. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • Thanks for the welcome. I have been doing a bunch of reading at least the last 5 years. I've got mostly back pain but enough leg pain that I can't sleep without meds. Thanks for your suggestions!

  • Welcome to Spine-Health. I'm glad that you found our wonderful, supportive community.

    It's great to hear that you've been doing research and reading on your own for so long. You are your own best advocate so it's important to stay up to date with what's going on in the "spine world".

    You'll find this site full of useful information as well as full of wonderful, caring, supportive spiney's.
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