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Anon_176914 posted:
Hello,

Brief history: low back issues for 5 years, since 2011 have had hip/pelvis issues when laying down in any position for any length of time. Had L4-L5 discectomy in 2011. they were not able to do anything with L5-S1 as planned. The discectomy relieved the lieing down pain for about 2 months. It recurred and has only worsened.

Somewhere along the way my Thoracic spine started bothering me and stenosis, DDD, and several herniations were found there as well, with myelopathy.

2 surgeons have recommended T2-T11 lami & fusion - 1 recommended T3-T9 lami w/o fusion.

Has anyone had a multilevel laminectomy without a fusion? How did it go?


All surgeons also noted that it's likely L4-S1 will need a revision surgery with fusion, as L4-L5 is completely collapsed and that did provide transient relief with the hip/pelvis sleep depriving pain. They recommend the Thoracic first as there's apparently a principle of "start at the top of the spine" when there a re issues in more than one area of the spine.

Thanks!
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