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Old 01-27-2009, 06:40 AM
phylly phylly is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: orange county ca.
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For those of you who've had surgery; are you glad you did it or regret it?
I regret the decompression surgery that messed up the ADR
Which type? Fusion or ADR
Prodisc L4-S1
How long ago?
14 months ago for the prodiscs, 8 months ago for the decompression
What finally convinced you to decide to do it? (optional).
I was in horrible pain, thinking horrible thoughts and in bed most of the time.
I am able to do more now with the help of drugs but quality of life is still pretty bad. I am hoping the revision surgery will help.
Cervical fusion C4-6 March 2002
Fall on tailbone causing sciatica and back pain April 05
Conservative Treatment and PM for 2 years
Discogram concordant pain @L4-S1 Aug. 07
Prodisc ADR's at L4-S1 November 2007
Foraminotomy July 08 for Sciatica
Continued problems and back pain worsened
Prodiscs removed and discs fused at L4-S1 Feb. 09
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