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Kwiat

251d

Well after years of back pain and chronic pain throughout my body, and now back pain affecting my daily life, I’m having a spinal fusion and laminectomy in august. Can’t deal with the pain anymore, having trouble walking etc. has anyone out there gone thru this surgery? Any thoughts and/or suggestions? I’ve heard good and bad. Terrified but have no other choice after trying many different treatments. Thanks for any comments or thoughts. Greatly appreciated.

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    • Kwiat

      234d

      @Brittany.Sharp thank u for ur input! Hope all works out for you! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • lacyquinn

      234d

      I have never had one

    • Brittany.Sharp

      251d

      My fusion was at c5 c6 and it did help a lot. I felt more stable and less pain. I had it done in 2019. My surgeon said I would likely need another later in life and may end up with my entire neck fused. It seem like a longer temporary fix but I don't regret it. I just want you to understand it's likely not a cure. Recovery and pt sucked and there are still things I can't do. A car accident with my fusion was really bad, so try to be safe even when you're feeling better. Make sure you get the card saying you have metal in your body for the metal detectors as a black woman this was essential for me.

      • Kwiat

        234d

        @Brittany.Sharp thank u for ur input! Hope all works out for you! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Frustrated

      251d

      Good luck and we’ll wishes.

      • Kwiat

        234d

        @Frustrated thank you!

    • I.love.puppies

      251d

      I had a successful spinal fusion at L3/L4 in 2007. I had no more problems until two years ago, and I’m having a second fusion in July. My advice: 1) Don’t listen to people who say they’ve never met anyone who’s had a successful fusion. It’s not true. 2) Research your surgeon. Ask your primary care who they would go to if they had to have back surgery. Ask people you know who’ve had successful back surgery. Look at their education. Did they go to a good medical school? The surgeon is everything. 3) Understand that when you have a level fused, the levels above and below have a greater chance of failure. 4) If you have to, lose weight. I lost 50 pounds and I’m convinced that’s why my back has held up for so long. Let me know if you have further questions. Good luck!

      • Kwiat

        234d

        @I.love.puppies 🙏thank u for ur input.

    • Gemini43

      251d

      I never had a fusion before.

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