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Large Herniation and buldging disk L5 S1

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  • Posted By: vitomolfetto
  • May 19, 2011
  • 11:45 AM

My wife has not been able to walk for 3 weeks. Did accupuncture, no help. Had MRI done and revealed large Herniation which is causing the problem on the nerves.Went to Neurosurgon and he gave us options. First was Eppidural shots. His confidence level was not high due to the size of the problem. Option 2- Surgery. She is scheduled for Tuesday. She is in si much pain. Also had a friend who is an orthpedic surgon review the MRI report and he said the same thing, Surgery.
I asked the Nurosurgon what hos confidence level on the success of the procedure and said on scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst case, he felt a 1.
Of coarse we are nervious about the prpcedure. My wife had surgery 10yrs ago on L-4 and L-5. Does anyone think their are any less evasive procedures, or are we doing the right thing?
Keep in mind she is in constsnt pain unless she is laying down. Walking--Forget it.
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  • First of all, change your acupuncturist. He is not a specialist at all despite all his diplomas and certificates. Good acupuncture practitioner would remove pain symptoms in two weeks, and after two or three months of the treatment your wife would be ok. But unfortunately the probability of finding good acupuncturist is less 1%. Surgery is not a solution of the problem, in the future you will face such problem again.
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