I have a lot of back problems also, spondyscthelsis sp and spinal stenosis. I really don't want surgery for this, but would like the hip surgery.
Has anyone had all of this going on??
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Has anyone had this done and would you do it again?My back doesn't hurt as much as the burning all over. I have sever spondolthesis and I believe this is my only option. My feet are not numb, but burning . I just don't know which way to turn as I've been told I need a hip replacement also. That would be minor compared to the back. Which one first ????
I have a dear friend has just been diagnosed with this. She has been in the hospital 6 or 7 times since May.
It all started with low sodium.This was caused because of UTI and kidneys.
She is in a bad state right now and on so many drugs. She says she doesn't want to go on like this.Do you know of anyone who has this ??
What can help her if there is help? The Drs. don't seem to suggest anything, just more drugs.
Hello, I'm new to this group and I'm looking for some help. I cannot stand on the toes on my left foot. When I walk I have a very bad limp. Maybe it's because I cannot push off with the toes, front of foot,. I cannot lift that heel up either. I can if I'm using both feet, just not alone. Also the calf on that leg has atrophy .Sometimes I feel like the muscle is kicking in and getting better, but then it seems to fade.
I also need a total THR on the left hip. I mostly want to help the limp get better. Do any of you have this? Do you think hip replacement could help the limp ??
When mine was first discovered it was with a mri. They asked about trama to my spine.
I'm 72 so I know recovery will take longer. Baylor is with St Lukes now and that is where my surgery would be. I really like the neurosurgeon, .
Do you mind if I ask why you chose the spine surgeon instead of a neurosurgeon??
All 3 of my children graduated from Texas A & M>
My spondylolisthesis is closer to a grade 4 . Sometime I can hold myself up straight, but I can't keep it. I totally walk sideways in the morning when I get up and If I set for a long time. The surgery would be spinal fusion of L3,L4,L5. Clean it all up and release nerves as I have stenosis also. My pain is not sharp pain. I have a burning in the back. I'm trying to avoid drop foot as I already have a lot of damage. The main reason I would like it done is the burning pain in my feet from nerve damage. I would only hope and pray this would help it. They say 4 or 5 days in hospital and I would be wearing a back brace. I also need a hip replacement on the bad side. All of this is very scary. The neurosurgeon for the back is a dr at Baylor college of medicine. My primary care said he is very good and has corrected many back surgeries that did not go well. What to do ?????? What is DDD and do you have the nerve damage and burning??