im 46 year old male from uk, had compression fracture T12 30% breakage, L1 AND L2 HAIR LINE FRACTURE after fall in oct15. had mri, ct scans etc, all showing fracture maybe not healed fully after 9 months? also bulging three discs L1,2,3,, pertrution and severe herniation at L4/l5 , STENIOUSIS and some degeneration also, but neuro surgeon very good, says she confused and my case strange, I'm 6'3" and 320lbs, but still suggested a spinal fusion surgery to pin four vertebrae to give relief. she doesn't sound confident though that this will be total solution. today into month 10, symptoms have eased a little but still discomfort permanently, current pain level 7/10. walking no real prob but lil restrictive, sitting major problem i get pulling burning sensation upper right thigh bad stinging sensations constantly whilst seated so can only really sit for 20 mins at a time, lower outside right leg pins n needles pain. constant pain from T12 area , bend twist, turn lean etc.
my head telling my fusion procedure is wrong.??? will be restrictive long term and maybe put extra pressure on vertebrae above and below in years to come plus major surgery - prob 4hours etc? got second opinion and surgeon said t12 still not healed he suggest do balloon kypoplasty to cement the bone from wedge to near original shape. he will also after do two separate in sections to two discs damaged to encourage them to heal naturally. confused about what is required ???
how do i get correct diagnosis ?? match symptoms to solution?? any body been through same ?? please help. my head full of all different ideas, emotions, schemes etc, can't afford to make any mistakes. Opp set for october 2016.
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