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  • lini1975
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    Thank you ,

    I’ve tried the nerve block and didn’t get any positive results. The doctor that tried to do the procedure couldn’t get through the opening he tried for about an hour and he gave up nor did he report this to the doctor. The nurse had clarified this with us. I’ve also tried Physio and for the first three days I’m in quite a bit of pain.

    What type of surgery would help to eleviate some of the pain. I already finding it difficult to stand and air for long periods of time. Sleeping is very painful

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    To determine the type of surgery would require my evaluating the lumbar X-rays including flexion/extension and the MRI. The procedure could be as simple as a 2 level decompression to a lumbar decompression and fusion (TLIF). What level and side was the attempted injection?

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    lini1975
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    Left side at the L5 level.that was about 5 years ago. I was told that artificial disc on L4 and L5 will help. But I’m looking for some other opinions. Unfortunately in Ontario they do not do disc replacement and because of the two failed microdiscectomy other doctors have said there’s nothing they can do for me. It’s very difficult to live with the pain.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Well with the new info of 2 prior microdiscectomies (interestingly not noted by the radiologist) and with what I assume vertebral collapses due to degeneration and discectomies, you probably are not a candidate for an artificial disc replacement. Lumbar disc replacements generally don’t work well or have longevity so maybe Ontario’s restrictions are a blessing in disguise.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    lini1975
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    Thank you very much for your time!

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Please keep the forum up to date with your progress.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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