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stop gap measure -laminectomy - has out lived it's usefullness. 3 level fusion

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    stop gap measure -laminectomy - has out lived it's usefullness. 3 level fusion

    my laminectomy has served it's purpose. it's been 3 years since I had it done. I'm have progressive degeneration in the area of L-2/L-3. I have a fusion at T-12 - L-1. I'm experiencing noticeable numbness in my legs if I 1. sit straight in a chair. 2. stand straight up. due to a failed hardware removal is was left the neurological damage in my right leg and must use crutches to get around.

    I was it's an elective surgery by my neurosurgeon, but he recommended a 3 level fusion. I assume it's only considered medically necessary when I lose bowel and bladder control.

    I have the procedure scheduled for November, I'd like to know if someone has had similar symptoms and how they progressed. Am I putting it off to long and chancing permanent neurological damage?

    I've either broken every vertebra, had a fusion done or had screws(hardware)from T-8 down to L-2.
    On 11/28/16 laminectomy L-2/L-3, 3 level fusion(revision fusion T-12/L-1) rods placed from T-11 through L-1 approx. 6 screws
    02/14/11 lamy at L-1/L-2, foraminotomy at L-3/L-4 , protrusion at L5/S-1
    04/20/07 failed removal of Harrington rods left with permanent nerve damage
    09/15/85 f/x t8 thru t-11, fusion at t-9/t-10, 1 1/2" bruse on cord