I just had my 3rd back surgery on June 17, 2011. (Previous low-back surgery November 2010 & Oct. 1995) I had herniated discs in L4+L5 - the sciatica pain down my leg was sooo bad! The surgeries took the disc material off my nerve route (& they put s screw spacer in), relieving my leg and foot pain! However, I am so scared because this keeps reoccurring - I think the next step is fusion surgery. Is there such a thing as disc replacement surgery or is fusion what is in my future? I heard it is painful and limits mobility a lot ... is it helpful or too painful?
Is there a disc replacement... kind of... My brother had a foam that hardens injected into the space between his vertebrae in hid low back. But I have no idea that the it was called. He had it about 5 years ago, and has been pain free ever since!! He's an industrial electrician, it was work related, but he has returned to work with out pain. Good luck!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 4:46 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
Answer by tntmom1027 at 4:35 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
(OH my... so sorry for the typos in that post... the kids were bugging me and I didn't proof it!)
Any ways.. by brother had the surgery in Portland Maine... if that helps your doc research the procedure at all.
Answer by Crafty26 at 4:55 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
Cool... I just sent off an e-mail to my brother got get more info... I'll PM it to you when I know something ;o)
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:11 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
Answer by shivasgirl at 11:08 AM on Jul. 5, 2011
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