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Started by scotchlawson on 05/31/2019 2:45pm

Has anyone received a laminectomy/laminotomy with great success? I have spondy at the L4/L5 level. Bi-lateral nerve compression. I cant sit, walk or stand by afternoon. I am in agonizing pain. I have been diagnosed with flat back syndrome from the previous fusion, but my pain is coming from the level above. The idea is to do a microsurgery at that level to relieve the pressure on the nerves and save the major corrective surgery for another (hopefully never) date far from now. I am 48 yrs old.

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Yes, I had laminectomy with fusions L4,5, 2 years ago also C3-6 cervical 1 year ago, the back was crushed discs, spinal stenosis, causing sciatica., Pinched nerve. That surgery seemed to have good outcome
However the cervical fusions, spinal stenosis and small spine, shrinking caused pins and needles down arm, and affecting hand on left side. Now after a year after surgery in neck the problem has returned, tingling and numbness in left arm and hand, pain in neck, having to wear neck brace again. So discouraging as the laminectomy of my neck took alot out of me the first time.


I hope this helps, I'm 50 yo. I had scoliosis surgery in 1981 w Harrington rods and a fusion. I had the rods removed in 2002. I have severe pain in my back and legs and have gotten a SCS and laminectomy to remove 4 inches of bone removed. It's a very evasive surgery and yes the pain from the laminectomy is a long healing process. My doctor told me the pain from the surgery since I had both the laminectomy and scs done at the same time. Maybe ask your Dr about an SCS.