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  • Donald Corenman
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    This comment comes from Youtube from the video Surgical Video of L5-S1 Lumbar Microdiscectomy

    I had this done when i was 15 now at 20 i suffer everyday, I dont see this life getting much better now.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Having a microdiscectomy surgery at the young age of 15 years indicates that you have a genetic predisposition for degenerative disc disease. This is a problem that you will need to deal with by learning how to reduce the load on your spine with ergonomics and core strengthening. If you are still having significant problems with your back- you need to get an opinion from a spine surgeon. It may be that you have an unstable disc that can be stabilized through surgery. You may have a recurrent disc herniation that also can be rectified. You may have a pars fracture which is common at your age and can be fixed. Do not despair but get more information about your back.

    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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