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tom bttom b Posts: 10
edited 12/24/2013 - 4:49 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

had a spine fusion on l4 l5 back in May 13 2013,,was hoping to be a little further than what I am,, but still fighting back and leg pain and numbness ,,


its been 7 1/2 months I thought I would feel a lot better by now,,am I in too much of a hurry ??

Thanks ,,,
L4-L5 microdiscectomy 4/2011

L4-L5 Posterior lumbar interbody fusion 5/2013

C5-C6,,C6-C-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion 4/2014


  • I am sorry that you are experiencing this pain. Most of us have been there or are experiencing pain ourselves. We are not allowed to interpret medical tests. This is in the forum rules. Your doctor will explain the results to you at your appointment. We can only share our opinions and experiences.
    Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
  • oh ok Thanks,,new here....
    its been 7 months since my L4 L5 posterior fushion,,,have not had any good day yet,,,some so so days but never a day were I did not have pain,,,I know everybody is different ,,,what kind of results have others had???
    L4-L5 microdiscectomy 4/2011

    L4-L5 Posterior lumbar interbody fusion 5/2013

    C5-C6,,C6-C-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion 4/2014
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  • tom bttom b Posts: 10
    edited 12/24/2013 - 5:24 AM
    has anybody had a cut off of the L5 nerve root sleeve at L4-L5 level?
    what were some treatments?
    L4-L5 microdiscectomy 4/2011

    L4-L5 Posterior lumbar interbody fusion 5/2013

    C5-C6,,C6-C-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion 4/2014
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