I'm glad that I could help. When I had to have my first surgery, I hope that it helps them figure out what they can do to help ease the pain you are in. You'd be surprised at how fast things can change on an MRI. You might want to ask them for a CT scan and to do a with and without contrast on the MRI and CT scan as well. The CT scan highlights soft tissue problems, like a thickened ligament, or nerve compression....and the MRI deals with bony problems. That way, both areas are examined, and given a good look over. It is sad that they have let you suffer this long , without sending you for at least one more MRI or a CT scan since two years have passed and you are still suffering. Anyway, good luck and let us know what you find out.
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.