Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorNovember 15, 2022 at 11:53 pmPost count: 8455
Not to interject, but I had a lumbar fusion a year or so ago with one of those few surgeons, and I cannot stress enough how much of a difference it made. I am entirely pain free and cleared to jump out of airplanes (not that I want to, however).
I would name the surgeon, but am not sure that’s allowable here.
Sorry but cannot name names here.
Dr. CorenmanBikingenjoParticipantNovember 26, 2022 at 7:28 pmPost count: 14
Happy thanksgiving all. Figured I’d keep updating this thread so anyone who finds it in the future and relates can benefit from hearing about my experience.
About 2.5 months into post op I felt a complete abatement of symptoms. No muscle spasms, no pain, nothing. I started working out everyday and felt great, and even better after each time. After 2 weeks of feeling great I was actually gonna post here and thank everyone and conclude this chapter of my life, but I got really drunk that night and went to bed. When I woke up I was super hungover and just stayed in bed the entire day.
When I woke up the following day, my symptoms were back. I have some lightly painful tingling sensations localized around l5s1 nerve, with a tight piriformis. No other symptoms, but man it’s annoying. Distracting enough to not be able to focus on work and painful enough for me to stop going to the gym.
I am considering getting an epidural injection – is that somethings that’s permitted 3mo post microdiscectomy op?BikingenjoParticipantNovember 26, 2022 at 8:38 pmPost count: 14
I am also interested in paying for a 2nd opinion from you. Can I email you my MRI images instead of burning them to a CD?Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorNovember 28, 2022 at 11:00 amPost count: 8455
Am epidural injection 3 months after o microdiscectomy is not uncommon and can be quite helpful. Prior to an injection, a new MRI is warranted due to recurrence of symptoms.
I think the file might be too big for email. If you have the images available on the internet by your physician or radiology company and give me the password, I can review the images online.
Dr. CorenmanBikingenjoParticipantNovember 28, 2022 at 5:21 pmPost count: 14
Are you able to view the images? Do you see anything remarkable that might explain why I have some l5s1 pain 3 months post op?
I understand some people might consider this private info but I checked the contents and don’t mind if people look at my details/images if they are interested
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