Lumbar Spondylosis and Spinal Stenosis

Diagnosis

Right L4-5 lateral canal stenosis

Compression of right L5 traversing root with radicular symptoms

Mechanical type back pain

Progress

Immediate symptom relief with over 80% pain reduction, able to stand straight

 

After one month noticed gradual symptom deterioration with pain relief down to 50% only

Decides for surgery

Procedure

In view of severe Modic Endplate changes and mechanical back pain component then decompression and fusion performed

MEDRx decompression and percutaneous instrumentation with Sextant TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)

Progress:

 

Discharged home at day one after surgery

Although he was advised to rest, he was able to return to work at day 11 (Truck Driver)

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