I had a hemilaminectomy at L4/L5 almost thirty years ago and I have had a wonderful outcome. Before I had the surgery I could barely walk, was in constant pain and was bedbound. It was an awful time in my life.
After the surgery, I spent a lot of time in rehab, due to the fact that I had not been out of bed for practically two years, and had to rebuild my muscles. But today, my back is pretty good. Some times I will have a bought with sciatica, but it is not often. I was say that my back surgery was a huge success.
Good luck and God bless.
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