Spinal Surgery - Anterior Cage Alternative?
May 6, 2014 3:16 AM Subscribe
IKYNMD - So a few years back I have a laminectomy, discectomy of S1, L2, L3, L4. I also have stenosis and scoliosis of the lower spine, with major issues in my neck due to everything being out of whack and balance. Also have degenerative disc disease all along the spine.
So a few years after I had the first surgery, was told I needed to have an anterior cage to support my spine that was basically collapsing. I said no because of the fear factor.
posted by watercarrier to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
Fast forward now I'm really weak - hard to stand, walk and numbness in hands and all around the lower lumbar area.
Still have the fear factor about everything. After care - success of it all and other elements.
I have a few questions but will narrow it all down to - have there been any other breakthroughs to stabilize the lumbar area OTHER than the anterior cage (which involves removing a rib and bone graft??) - that's less invasive and even more successful?
What has your personal experience been with this procedure?
Who is the top guy to go to for this procedure - on earth?
Where can I get some support - anywhere - on the web for people like me - that's topnotch, no BS, is active and informative?