I could really use some advice and information. I knew that following recovery from the ACDF that my low back would be evaluated. My surgeon is recommending a discectomy and laminectomy at L4-L5. Is there any special name for this type of surgery? Is it usually done from anterior or posterior? Any insight on how the surgery goes and recovery? Do they do both sides (right and left) when they go in?
My symptoms - pain across low back, in hip and around to groin and continuing down the leg. It is definitely more pronounced on my right leg than left, but left is increasing.
Thank you for any advice.
4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.