Minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure

Posted by bbeebe1943 @bbeebe1943, Jan 23 7:06am

Would be interested in others’ experiences…thank you.

@bbeebe1943 You would like to connect with members that have experience regarding "minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure."

You will notice that I added your question to the Spine Health group. I did this so you could connect with members like @heatherm @wheelerma @ken82 @lindaferrara @jenniferhunter @rayreich3 @lilypaws @metalneck @wisco50 @user_chf56161a @ddister1 that may have experience with the topic and can answer questions and offer support.

May I ask if you are considering the lumbar procedure or if the procedure is already scheduled?

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Hi what procedure are you talking about?

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@erikas

@bbeebe1943 You would like to connect with members that have experience regarding "minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure."

You will notice that I added your question to the Spine Health group. I did this so you could connect with members like @heatherm @wheelerma @ken82 @lindaferrara @jenniferhunter @rayreich3 @lilypaws @metalneck @wisco50 @user_chf56161a @ddister1 that may have experience with the topic and can answer questions and offer support.

May I ask if you are considering the lumbar procedure or if the procedure is already scheduled?

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considering procedure, described to me as "mild, minimally invasive lumbar decompression" by North Shore Pain Management, Beverly, MA

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@bbeebe1943

considering procedure, described to me as "mild, minimally invasive lumbar decompression" by North Shore Pain Management, Beverly, MA

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I had L3. L4 decompression on 12/15/2020. Three hours, outpatient. I have gotten about 75% pain relief down my leg. I was led to believe it would help weakness but then told not so. I progressed okay for two weeks and the developed an overwhelming fatigue, very low blood pressure and what I was told was dehydration. Neurosurgeon said call your primary not surgery related. At week 5 I developed neurological issues with balance, memory use of hands. Again told not due to surgery. No concern or follow up until week six when again I was told not related to surgery. No therapy , no nothing. My six weeks turned into 8 weeks. My neurological issues have improved yet I notice not completely gone. I'm having an MRI of the brain this week to look for a watershed infarct that can develop from low BP. Don't use my experience to scare you. I was at a complex spine center with an exceptional surgeon who felt the minute he left the OR he was done. Everything was presented as go back to your primary. I was to follow with a C spine 5-6,6-7 fusion. I'm done with surgery. I couldn't survive this again. It took me a year and four doctors to find the best. He's the best and he knows it. When he's done he's done. This is one of the largest teaching hospitals with a comprehensive spine center. I wish you the best. Just make sure your pain is significant to need surgery. I don't know anyone who can tell you it was a 100% success.

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