Has anyone had this procedure performed? I'm scheduled for surgery at the end of March and would like advice/information from anyone that has had this operation.
I have read most all the forums here. Although I wish no one had to suffer from any pain, I'm very glad your here!
I had a lumbar lamonectomy 20 years ago and have always had some pain with it but learned to live with it without medication.
In the last few years I've had "terrorist pains" where I get a sharp stabbing pain that will stop me in my tracks or almost cause me to drop to my knees, then subside in a few minutes and its back to work as usual.
A few months ago the stabbing pains stayed with me for several days causing me to seek medical help. This has reoccured 2 other times since. I could not walk without extreme pain.
After MRI's Nerve Studies, and 2 epidurals I'm scheduled for surgery. I have DDD and some vertibrae alignment problems on L5 S1. The surgeon told me I would be off work for about 6 weeks. Does this recovery time seem right to those that have had this procedure peformed? Im a shop manager, so no manual labor is involved with work, mainly sitting and walking.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance..