Microsurgery....tell me what you think.

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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 7/21/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I found this site for surgeons that do microsurgery even if you have had previous pain or surgeries they can sometimes help. Tell me my fellow pain sufferers what do you think of this??? Does it work??? If so then why are not more people going to these surgeons to fix their pain.
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

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straydog
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   Posted 7/21/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I know of a few peeps that had the microsurgery and they were helped by it. Their neurosurgeon was very experienced with. A couple had it after having a formal surgery, show we call it that. I think if I met the criteria for the surgery and was ready for it, I would definetly opt for that any day of the week.
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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 7/21/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
That's what I was thinking stray. Is maybe when they do the mylogram I could see if they want to look at my results and see if they could help me.
Thanks for your post :-)
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 7/21/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a minimally invasive double lumbar fusion. I'm guessing there was some type of microsurgery involved. Problem is the 3 hour surgery ended up taking 5 hrs. and, of course, being "more complicated" than what they expected. Now my neurosurgeon wants to do a "traditional" surgery to remove scar tissue, and I've said no thanks. Just seems to become an endless loop.

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 7/21/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I know what ya mean PA....my doc says that taking out the scar tissue is a bad idea....it'll only end up with more scar tissue.
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.

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