Orthopedics Community
Back Surgery for Collapsed L5 S1
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to orthopedics, back pain, bone or joint pain, broken bones, hip or knee replacement, neck and shoulder pain, orthopedic surgery, spinal injury, sports injury, and tennis elbow.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Back Surgery for Collapsed L5 S1

have a collapsed L5 S1 disc.   I have gone through months of spinal decompression and then spine force therapy.  It made me more mobile but I still have intense constant pain and cannot sit for long periods of time -- which is essential to return to work. I also had a nerve block which did nothing.
I met with a surgeon who wants to perform an anterial interbody lumbar fusion. Is this the best type of surgery for a collapsed disc?  What about microsurgery or the synthetic disc replacement that I had seen on the news?  Would these be good choices for me?
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Orthopedics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Orthopedics Answerers
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
7721494_tn?1411517293
Blank
philnoir
Four Corners, CO