Microdiscectomy recovery?

///Microdiscectomy recovery?
Microdiscectomy recovery?
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  • AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    If you have lost confidence in your surgeon, then you need to find a surgeon who can help you and is familiar with revision work. This is no different than a recurrent herniation surgery. I can’t tell you why your prior surgeon left that fragment in (and he might dispute that fact in person) Going back probably will not give you satisfaction so I would move on if you can.

    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.
    Avatarspy147
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    Fact of the matter is that he didn’t get the job done and proceeded to bullshit me. I will confront him with the hard facts just to shake him that I’m not going to leave him at that. I want to hear what he suggests from now on (maybe a steroid pack for the inflammation) and if a revision surgery is what’s down the road for me I will definately seek a different surgeon.
    Would you suggest a steroid pack at this moment? I will try and fight this till December and if all else fails I might be going under the knife again.
    Thank you.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    As long as you don’t have motor weakness, a steroid pack is a good choice.

    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.
    Avatarspy147
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    I have started having additional lower pain on the left side with mild leg symptoms just about like the right leg symptoms. Is it possible (from what you saw from the MRI) that I could have disc trouble on both sides? Is what you saw unstable down there?

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Avatar spy147.
    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You have not posted your MRI radiologist reading here so I can’t comment on opposite sided pain provocation. Instability is usually found on flexion/extension X-rays of which the results have not been posted here.

    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.
    Avatarspy147
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    So I met with my surgeon today and as opposed to five other doctors who have seen the MRI and all of them said disc fragment he insists it’s scar tissue and that twi months after surgery isn’t a sufficient amount of time for an MRI to show if it’s scar tissue or disc fragment. So in a week it will be three months from surgery and he told me to get another MRI? And for what? To prove him wrong? What’s your take on this?

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