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Anterior Lumbar Discectomy & Fusion
dsparksnorwood posted:
I have had lower back pain for years. I finished my injections with my
Pain Mgmt doctor. I had no releif from them. My discogram findings is L4-5. My MRI is showing L3-4 L4-5 disc bulges & annular tears on them. I want to go ahead with the surgery but I am afraid that it may make it worse. I was told to quit smoking which I understand the risk of not healing while smoking etc. Has anyone gone through this procedure? How long did it take to heal up and feel some what normal? I was told they have to go through my abdomin to get to my spine and the doctor said it will be worse than my fusion in my neck that I had two years ago. Please advise someones out come to this type of operation. Thank you kindly.

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