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Artificial Facet or Dynamic Spine Stabiliation

clyde17cclyde17 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Artificial Facet or Dynamic Spine Stabiliation

I had my L5-S1 replaced with a Charte Disc 4 1/2 years ago. After that my Facets have been on fire. My left side is the worst. I can live with my right side. I have had steroid injections and Rhizotomies over the past 4 years. The give me about a 50 percent reduction in pain. I was looking for a surgery that would give me the same reduction but with permanent results. I have read about Dynamic Spine Stabilization which is suppose to unload and realign the Facets also the new Artificial Facets. I was going to go to Germany or Asia for the surgery. Any thoughts about this?

Thanks
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  • I would say research research research and then research some more! I totally understand the desire to gain a permanent solution vs temporary, just know that sometimes in pursuit of a permanent solution we wind up in worse shape than before. Surgery isn't the magic pill that we all wish to find one day, it carries risk and many times disappointment.

    You could always run this new procedure by your surgeon and get his/her opinion on it too.

    Best wishes,

    "C"
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