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Lower back pain

tpacettpace Posts: 1
edited 11/04/2014 - 4:46 AM in Lower Back Pain
60 yr. old male. I had previous surgery at L-5, S-1 in 2007. Current MRI shows another herniation.I have been told that a second surgery at this location would be twice as difficult as previous and would not reduce the back pain. I have disc deterioration at L-3 and L-4. Back pain now is chronic and being on my feet for more than 20 minutes becomes quiet painful.


  • Are they doing a fusion this time? They always say its not for pain but many get considerable pain relief.
    There's a forum here for recovering from surgery. Maybe reading people's experiences with recovery & what's helped them will make things a bit easier for you.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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