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OutdoorsyParticipantDecember 10, 2020 at 7:14 amPost count: 5
I had my appointment with the doctor performing the injection. He did a comprehensive evaluation of my medical records and my symptoms and answered all my questions. He did agree with my surgeon that I would benefit from a TFESI at L3/L4 and it was very important for me to see a PT trained in McKenzie method.
My pain this week has decreased to a level 2-3/10 so that’s encouraging. Walking and core work/stabilization exercises seem to really help.OutdoorsyParticipantDecember 8, 2020 at 7:20 pmPost count: 5OutdoorsyParticipantDecember 7, 2020 at 1:19 pmPost count: 5
I spoke to my surgeon to review the MRI results. He asked what my symptoms were. He said he likes to review the images himself and not rely only on the MRI report and thought my spine looked good. The other findings were not visible without contrast and he was not concerned. He told me to keep up with PT, no physical restrictions. I will continue with walks (4+ miles a day) and PT and nothing else. I am getting a TFESI at L3/L4 and hope it does the trick.
I need to maintain a positive outlook. I do believe there is a psychological element to feeling pain and healing and it helps to believe and work toward the best chance to a full recovery.OutdoorsyParticipantDecember 3, 2020 at 6:00 pmPost count: 5
Thank you Dr. Corenman for your time and knowledge. You stated what I feared and suspected, that this is likely a genetic disposition.
I did make one critical typo. My L3-L4 herniation measures at 1.7 X 0.4 X 1.3.
I did test for weakness for L4, L5 and S1 and found there are none. My pain is mostly from S1. However the reherniation is much smaller now than pre-surgery which was at 6 mm.
I’ll keep you and the forum posted after reviewing my condition with my surgeon tomorrow. Thanks, again.