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Old 07-02-2012, 05:02 PM
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Hi,

I had spinal laser surgery about 3 weeks ago. I was very sore the first few days but then started feeling great about week 2. But week 3 I started feeling some of the pain again.

I'm just wondering about some of your experiences (those of you who've had laser surgery) in terms of how long it took for you to feel 100% (if you did) and if it's a continually improving type of thing. If you had ups and downs.

I'm starting to get down about and just wanted to hear from others. I live in fear that I've done something to mess up what was done.

Thanks,
Zoobuzz
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:49 AM
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Zoobuz, welcome to the forum. I'm sorry that you have backslid... hopefully it is temporary.

Can you be specific about leg pain vs. back pain, location of the pain, before and after the surgery?

all the best,

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:36 AM
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Down in my right leg and right lower back. Tingling in my legs. Kind of what I felt after the surgery. Walking helps and lying down. I sometimes go for an hour or two with very little or no pain. It's inflamed.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:57 PM
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Has anyone had this procedure?
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:57 PM
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After I went to LSI, I had some improvement but still had some of the tingling. LSI told me that I had a difficult case and that I would always have some pain. Then I went to Bonati and had the same surgery done over. Afterwards, the pain and tingling went away.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:15 PM
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After I went to LSI, I had some improvement but still had some of the tingling. LSI told me that I had a difficult case and that I would always have some pain. Then I went to Bonati and had the same surgery done over. Afterwards, the pain and tingling went away.
what did they do differently?
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:12 PM
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Dr. Bonati just know what he is doing in completing the decompression (removing any bone, scar, disc, ligament that is choking the nerve). Dr. Bonati basically stated that LSI did not do any decompressoin.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:27 PM
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Zoobuzz,
what did you have done re the laser surgery? I've not had laser surgery done tho did have worsened probs post my 2nd spine surgery which was a percutaneous discectomy at L4. I well know the feeling of worrying about going back to where I was ~ altho after many years with no further surgery I've been doing better. I think sometimes more surgery is warrented if the right surgeon can take care of the right pain generator(s) and nothing else is compromised.

Good luck and keep us posted
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