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L3/4 fusion, L4/5 Revision fusion 6/2/15 Now with L5/S1 new herniation

PilgrimBellePPilgrimBelle Posts: 1
edited 09/24/2015 - 10:59 PM in New Member Introductions
It is nice to find a place to discuss and find others with similar experiences. I seem to have won the genetic Academy Award of Spine disease.
DDD, Spondylolisthesis , Stenosis, SI, degenerative changes, arthritis, bone spurs, disc herniations, tumors, - you name it. Not caused from any accident or trauma - except for perhaps gymnastics as a teenager and heavy book bags. I am 52 yo f in typically good healthy if not for my spine. I have had C3-C6 Lamino-Foraminotomy surgery which has lasted 11 years with great success. Although I was told they would need to fuse these now including C5,6,7/T1 due to EMG and relentless symptoms. However, I recently underwent revision fusion of L4-5 (originally done 2013) and new fusion of L3-L5 in June 2105. Only to find out 12 week later that the L5-S1 is now herniated. I feel I have one of the top neurosurgeons in the country so I am confident. But has anyone else had a new and so recent post-op herniation in this area and have a discectomy? I totally respect my spine - how cannot I not ... and try to always do things with it in mind. Would love to hear from others. Peace.


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