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I'm sorry to hear about this
In a general laymans terms, there are herniated discs causing compression of the spinal cord and /or nerve roots in your lower spine
what is done to correct it? I have sciatica that flares up and runs down my leg calf and thigh
Do you have any weakness in your legs?
yes my legs don't feel like they are mine weakness, tingelling
Okay, then you should see a spine surgeon, you may require surgery, a laminectomy and fusion
my hips are also a problem as well as my buttocks
really?? is it a out patient surgery
No, it is not outpatient surgery, you would be admitted after surgery
Are you there?
Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?
I have a follow up with my orthopedic on monday
Ok, thats good
yes is this causing my sciatica to hurt like it is
yes, most likely
I really don't want to get caught up with physical therapy, can I tell my doctor just cut to the chase and tht I rather get the surgery and be done with it, also with all the medical changes I rather do it now not to mention my co pay for the year has been satisfied and rather do it now since my out of pocket will not be so high
Yes, you can tell him you want to skip physical therapy and go straight to surgery
ok, what would u suggest if I was your patient?
I would suggest surgery
it also says a hemangioma seen within the T11 vertabra also seen within the L4 and L2 vertebrae.
what does that mean
It means there is a large blood vessel in the spine
is that bad ? also state : L5 - S1 a 4 mm posterior midline disc hernation of the extrusion type seen with the didc extrusion extending in a caudad direction by 3 mm what does that mean
It is not bad
It means you have a disc herniation
so that basically is my problem. what would happen if I don't get surgery? could it get worse? what would I be up against, besides the pain I endure?
Your muscle weakness may progress if you don't have surgery
will I be the same afterward? aka- feel better, or will this open up a can of worms for future surgeries
It should make you feel better
ok, sorry I ask these questions, but I can pick your brain easier then at the dr office, they are in and out so quick
are you able to answer other medical questions or are u just a specialist dr for this kind of problem
I can answer other medical questions, but to ask questions on another topic you need to open a new post, these are the website rules. If you want to request me, just start the question with "Dr Brims only" and I will answer
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yes sorry I am at work
i think you answered my questions for now.
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