I just wanted to tell you not to feel alone in feeling let down after finding something like LSI and thinking it might just be "THE answer" to your back pain troubles.
When my back first went truly south and I knew that I was going to be headed for surgery, I did searches on the internet, all over, into ADR's, LSI and there is another laser spine surgery place as well. Each time, I thought that I had found my own miracle cure for my back problems, even the DRX9000 was one of my "saviours" at the time that I thought would be my own answer to avoiding major back surgery......
You aren't alone in finding something and thinking that this just might be the answer, and the cost thing?? Well, who amongst us wouldn't pay if we truly felt that we could be fixed and not have to live with the daily pain?????? It's probably safe to say that most of us have found sites that promise the moon and stars and then we do a lot more looking only to find out that those promises are written on tissue paper and they get wet and dissolve right in front of our eyes.
I think that I talked my husband's ear off when I would find another one of my miracle sites.....and either he or I would find a post or an article or something that said something negative and a lot more research yielded lots of disappointments , or failed surgeries or lawsuit links....and I would cry.....
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you aren't alone in feeling let down......or in having hope......LSI is not the answer you or I were looking for, but I still think that there is one out there.......we just have to find it.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.