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Since December 2016 I have been having varying degrees of
Since December 2016 I have been having varying degrees of back paid. It worsened over time and by summer of 2017 I had severe back and sciatica pain, numbness in my left calf and dropped left foot wit… read more
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I had a my L 3/4 and 4/5 discs herniate above a fusion i had
I had a my L 3/4 and 4/5 discs herniate above a fusion i had 7 years ago for spondylolithesis, the L4/5 disc sequestered under my femoral nerve root as well as L5 nerve root, I am 6 months post emerge… read more
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Dr. Mark
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I am confused, I have met with 2 neurosurgeons and while
I am confused, I have met with 2 neurosurgeons and while yhey both agree that fusion of l4-5 is needed, the l5 s1 has no disc left. One md wants to space and fuse and one wants to leave it alone. As I… read more
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I have written to you in the past and have appreicate your
Hi. I have written to you in the past and have appreicate your assistance. I had spinal fusion L4/L5 in June. I was feeling fine until the three month mark when I started to have serve pain in my lowe… read more
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Dr. Frank
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Doctoral Degree
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My results, what does this mean??? I have had a spine fusion
my results, what does this mean??? I have had a spine fusion L4-5 last Feb and have continued weakness and numbness and pain in legs and arms Ventral spondylosis is seen at multiple levels within the … read more
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I had an EMG that showed evidence of severe active and
I had an EMG that showed evidence of severe active and chronic denervation in the right L5 nerve root distribution. My never block reported degenerative disc changes with narrowing of the L4-5 interve… read more
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Three years ago, I had a spinal fusion on two levels, L4-L5
Three years ago, I had a spinal fusion on two levels, L4-L5 and L4-L3. I had spondilothesis and stenosis. Post-op I continued to have pain and numbness. The doc told me that I had not properly fused o… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
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I have been having left shoulder pain with left arm pins and
I have been having left shoulder pain with left arm pins and needles down to my thumb and first two fingers. I was referred to a Spine Specialist who then referred me for an MRI. Evidently I have hern… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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If I have a lumbar fusion for L5/S1 to remove a herniated
If I have a lumbar fusion for L5/S1 to remove a herniated disc should I be concerned about the pressure placed on the above discs taking more weight after the operation? Especially as I have been told… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
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Doctoral Degree
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I am a 48 y/o female s/o L4/5 fusion and bilateral L5/S1
I am a 48 y/o female s/o L4/5 fusion and bilateral L5/S1 foraminectomy in Nov 2008. I have had back pain for many years from different lifting injuries and and herniation that left me with a loss of L… read more
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What is the rate of Disk Herniation Resorbing? I am reading
What is the rate of Disk Herniation Resorbing? I am reading in Orthopedic Notes that even large herniations will resorb. I was not able to tell if it applied to Cervical Herniations or Lumbar. Will a … read more
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Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
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I had lumbar microdiscectomy in June, 2008 and have now
I had lumbar microdiscectomy in June, 2008 and have now re-herniated L4-L5 and L5-S1. I have done physical therapy and epidural steroids without improvement and my neurosurgeon is recommending microdi… read more
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I have been diagonised with a hernated disc between L4 and
I have been diagonised with a hernated disc between L4 and L5. I question this because 13 years ago I had titatium rods implanted in the same place. How could this be?… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
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Doctoral Degree
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I had laminectomy surgery on L4, L5, and S1 in 1989/1990.
I had laminectomy surgery on L4, L5, and S1 in 1989/1990. Three weeks after original surgery, the disks ruptured on opposite side. I was left with permanent nerve damage in my left foot and chronic pa… read more
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I have a herniated disc and multiple other issues with my
I have a herniated disc and multiple other issues with my Cervical spine. I am worried about how hard it is to recover from a fusion.… read more
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Non tramatic onset: MRI shows a L posteriolateral herniation
Non tramatic onset: MRI shows a L posteriolateral herniation C5-6 and a posterior herniation C6-7. Radicular symptoms L neck and arm. Three different doctors gave three different opinions. One for ant… read more
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Dr. Mark
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Having researched the issue I cannot understand why a
Having researched the issue I cannot understand why a neurosurgeon is telling me not to worry about basilar invagination? I am 59 years old and was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease 18 years ag… read more
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I need to find some medical research or articles that
I need to find some medical research or articles that address trauma/injuries causing degenerative disc disease. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks… read more
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