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Old 07-02-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I did in 2010. It didn't work, and it destabilized my back for a long time. Lumbar laminectomy. I can't recommend it, but you never know if it might help you.

I'd say if a person was fairly young, and didn't have a lot of spinal damage, it could be worth a try.
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Avoid surgery, injections, at all costs.
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Avoid surgery, injections, at all costs.
Wise Words...
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Default Why avoid injections for back pain/sciatica??

I can understand trying to avoid surgery, but why avoid injections for sciatica or back pain, it's fairly non-invasive compared to other treatments.
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I can understand trying to avoid surgery, but why avoid injections for sciatica or back pain, it's fairly non-invasive compared to other treatments.
I hear you and all it takes is 1 bad injection that can cause an infection and it's hard to trust them again. I'm in that boat from a prolo injection in my knee, and I had 4-5 injections with no issues and then one that laid me out for months. Now I'm paranoid about all injections. For me it's taken one bad surgery and one bad injection to turn me so OFF of more.

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Old 07-06-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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Excellent info...my hubby,,,78 then..had microdiskectomy almost 2 years ago...his MRI showed a huge disc...surgery was not that bad...PT after...used walker maybe 2 weeks...his nerve pain which made even his toes numb...is gone!
Find an excellent spine surgeon...
Yep. For many many patients surgery is absolutely the best option
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