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lynettegable

lumbar stenosis laminectomy

Posted by @lynettegable in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Aug 24, 2011

I have stenosis in L2-3, L3-4, L4-5 and they are recommening a laminectomy. Has anyone had this surgery and what has been your experence and outcome of relieving the pain

Tags: failed fusions

barbarosa54

Posted by @barbarosa54, Aug 24, 2011

You inquired about what I found at Mayo on Aug 9. Well, they take an evaluation of your condition and then all the data gets presented to a board of specialists that meets every 30 days and they decide on the best way to "repair" you if possible. I met on Aug 9 and they had just had their monthly gathering as to surgical reccommdations so I wont know anything until around the first week of September I suppose. Im just hoping for as minimally invasive approach as possible....especially if they need to access the front of my spine. I dont think I cn survice another full anterior/posterior approach. The first surgery in 2008 almost did me in. I dont think I could recover from another like it.

barbarosa54

Posted by @barbarosa54, Aug 24, 2011

Oh, and the initial surgery did nothing but make the pain worse...but it was a failed fusion so that was to almost be expected.

jan1256

Posted by @jan1256, Apr 10, 2012

How many fusions did you have ? Had several with long rods . Pain is so bad. Know one wants to see me. Feel like know one wants to deal with another Dr. mistake. Also diagnosed with possible spinal stenosis yesterday. Trying to get in to Mayo but was turned down once already. Any suggestions ?

erimanswe

Posted by @erimanswe, Apr 10, 2012

I had cervical fusions and i have 6 disc in my c1-c7 and now they say i have osteoarthritis and i am in pain all over my body.

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jan1256

Posted by @jan1256, Apr 10, 2012

Thanks for replying. I had 4or 5 thoracic fusions. They say they all failed. One Dr. wanted to take rods. NO WAY! Other said nothing can be done and not to take the rods out.

erimanswe

Posted by @erimanswe, Apr 10, 2012

keep trying and try to find you a doctor that will listen and be able to help you.It is a process i am still looking for someone to help me.good luck i will give information as it comes my way to help anyway i can

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lynettegable

Posted by @lynettegable, Aug 24, 2011

I'm so sorry your missed this meeting in Aug and now you have to wait. Please let me know how you come out in September. Hang in there and keep the faith!

jasoren1

Posted by @jasoren1, Nov 8, 2011

I had a laminectomy about 10 yrs ago and recovered very well. As soon as I woke from surgery, the pain that had gone down my buttocks and into my legs was gone!!. My back has been weak since and now has some aching, but I think that I did not do enough rehab to strengthen it. Now I just attribute it to age - 80.

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