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Hematoma from L2-L5 post laminectomy

Spine Health | Last Active: Oct 8, 2023 | Replies (6)

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It is perfectly reasonable to attempt another procedure which has proven successful previously!
I fail to grasp the "reasoning" of your medical supporters... there is the shock of the present outcome but the shock from "non-supporters" is the most cruel.
A second opinion would seem the most expediant course of action.
Is there a Mayo Clinic you could access?
At one point in my past medical trials, at a point of exasperation, my 'spine' team decided on a course of prednisone, as nothing else was working ..it worked! (not suggesting that would be the cure all) but getting sound advise will give you some direction, and possibly a little bit of Hope!
All the best in your hunt for assistance!
Please let us know how you are navigating through this storm.

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Yes, the 4 ER visits for Toradol and steroids injections that have helped (but not permanently) have shown that might be a prudent course of action. But the MRIs "prove" no impact ... I do not understand how a laying down MRI can be extrapolated to what happens when one is standing, sitting, walking. Liquid, or even semi-solids, will pool to wherever the lowest point is. Or have the laws of gravity changed since I was in school (a hundred years ago;).