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  • 9 months ago

    RE: 2 back surgery s that almost worked

    I've had three spinal fusions and have benefited from all of them .
    One of the draw backs that you get from fusion surgery is either above or beneath where you had fused , you run a high risk of germinating again and in need of another fusion .
    I have a condition called degenerative disc disease, I've been prone to disc herniation .
    Fusion does take a while to recover from , but I don't regret any of them .
  • 6 months ago

    RE: 2 back surgery s that almost worked

    I agree with Dulous, I am glad I had all of my surgeries. My spine is completely fused, with instrumentation, other than where it is supported by my rib cage. My first surgery, 30 years ago, fused at the L3-4 levels. My last surgery was in 2016 in the T levels. Over the years the techniques and equipment have changed. The paralysis and debilitating pain gone, just the pain of the surgery and recovery to get through. Once the initial pain is gone (one of mine took 3 months) then every day the pain lessens, until one day you will realize that you are relatively pain free. My spine bends to the left at the bottom and at the top, making keeping my stance as straight as possible a necessity. A good Physical/Massage/Chiropractic Therapist can give you exercises to help. Extra weight hurts.