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Old 03-30-2014, 08:39 AM
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Default Hello from Barcelona

Firts apologies for my bad english
Im Paco, from Barcelona, and im waiting the firts visit with Dr. Clavel the netx 8th
I have 52 years odl and a beautifull l4-l5 henation with claudication neurogena in my left leght.. i cant walk more han 4 minutes aprox...
but i dont have any pain in my back ¿?¿¿?. i can move perfectily and i can was seating in a chair (never in a sofa) or sleep with out problems


there are some one more with similar sintomes?..

ah.. can be a gread idea open a spanish forum.... (if is possible, of course) sure that other past and future patients of Clavel, can write his experiences here.

Ah, if some one need somthing info about barcelona or where you can have a beautifull hotel or go to eat a "paella" :-).. im here for help you in all that you need about my beautifull city.
THANK YOU for this great forum...and sorry again for my english..
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:52 AM
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Paco,

Welcome, and condolences on your condition.

Pain in the legs and hips, but not the back is a common complaint with lumbar patients. How long have you had symptoms? Have you tried any conservative treatments yet?

Good luck with your appointment. Please let us know what he says.

Jeff
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:24 AM
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Hi Jeff, thanks
Ok, my small history
i have the firts problem 15 years ago... with a small protuber in my disc l4-l5
4 years ago Aprx, i have the firs problem for walk,.. 6 month later i go to the Pain Clinic, in barcelona, and they do a rizolisis .. and i can go well for 2, 1/2 years more
the past 2013 March, i have the same problem and the doctor made me a RMA and he told me that i have a hernation in my dic L4-L5 and a new protussion in my L4-L3 and my L5-S1 disc he can see a problem too :-(
2013 treatments:
.-April I have a Rizolisis of my L3-L4 and L4-L5 with out improvement
.-June a new rezolisis again in my L3-L4 and L4-L5 with out improvement
.-July a inflitration in bouth L3-l4 anb L4-l5 A small improvement for 3 weeks
.-October a inflitration of ozono with out improvement too :-(

december 2013.. i cant walk anything... i have big pains all the time in my leg
in Febraury 2014 a new infiltartion and somthin more. in my L3-S1. but i dont have idea waht excalty.. and i can move again for 3 weeks...
actually others doctors tell me thay made a surgycal with 4 screws and a implant in my back, but 2weeks ago i find in google references os ADR.. and actually i spot the decision to made a fussion and im waitin for the visty to DR Clavel the next 8th April...
and this is all, my life is all the time seating (never in a sofa) or if i want go to walk, i only can walk 3-5 minuts and i need seat again or squatting.

Of course, in all this time i go to quiropractics, osteopatas, fisioteraphi, ect, etc, ect
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:31 AM
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my history in spanish:

Mi squatting life
MI VIDA EN CUCLILLAS: Tengo 52 años, y no puedo más

Estoy así desde el 5 de Marzo del 2013, prácticamente un año., al principio el dolor no aparecía en los primeros 7/8 minutos de deambulación, en cuanto aparecía tenía un máximo de otros 5/7 minutos hasta tener que sentarme o ponerme en cuclillas pues era imposible por el dolor continuar con un solo paso más. Como este episodio ya me sucedió hace 3 años (antes me decían que tenía una profusión, ahora me diagnosticaron hernias) y desapareció con una rizólisis de la L5,

En el pasado 2013 acudí a la clínica del dolor del Pilar
1. finales de Abril 2013,donde me hicieron una doble rizólisis, de la L3-L4 y de la L4-L5,
2. Volvieron a repetirme la Rizolisis en Junio del 2013 , sin resultado, pero al menos por las mañanas logre asearme de pie correctamente.
3. A finales de julio 2013 me realizaron una infiltración directamente en la columna (en quirófano) En agosto podía llegar a caminar hasta 20 minutos, pero me duro apenas un mes.
4. En Octubre me inyectaron Ozono, si resultado alguno
5. Desde Noviembre he ido a peor, ahora el dolor aparece a escasos 3 minutos y camino unos 5 minutos hasta tener que sentarme

Durante todo el año he ido a Fisioterapeutas, Osteopatas, Quiropracticos, sin ningún avance, con tratamientos, ejercicios y manipulaciones semanales desde los últimos 5 meses aprox
• Me han medicado con Voltaren , en pastillas y también en supositorios
• Me he tomado Nolotil, tanto pastillas como bebibles
• Me he inyectado Enantyum durante 7 días seguidos y también en pastillas durante un mes.
• últimamente he tomado .Tramadol 50
• Me he puesto parches de Lidocaina y diversas Cremas antiinflamatorias.

En ni un solo caso, ningún tratamiento ha conseguido reducir absolutamente nada el dolor.

Desde hace dos meses camino ayudado de un bastón pero siempre con dolor, llegue a superar los 20 minutos, pero desde hace un mes es casi lo mismo que me apoye en el bastón que ir sin él, el dolor me obliga igualmente a sentarme y no puedo caminar mas de 3 minutos escasos, aunque con el bastón pueda andar unos metros más, unos 5/8minutos

Afortunadamente, las lumbares solo tengo molestias no un dolor que me invalide, puedo doblarme bien y no estoy limitado en movimientos.

Por la mañana es simplemente horroroso, en ocasiones no puedo ni orinar de pie, me he de duchar en cuclillas pues no soy capaz de soportar el dolor, igualmente me he de poner en cuclillas para secarme, y soy incapaz de lavarme los dientes de pie, para vestirme necesito sentarme cada vez que me pongo una prenda, y he de esperar unos minutos sentado hasta poder llegar a la puerta, bajo y subo los ascensores en cuclillas. Esto continúa así hasta una ½ hora después es algo más “razonable” pues mi despacho está a dos manzanas de casa (y voy en moto porque soy incapaz de llegar caminando), además trabajo sentado y no tengo problema para estar sentado más que leves molestias de una ligera lumbalgia y dolores en el glúteo y en el trasero.

Soy incapaz de estar en un sillón o sofá más de 3 o 4 minutos, no puedo ir ni al cine, ni al teatro, a una terraza, ni ir de compras, o con mi pareja o familia, ya no tengo vida Social, en el coche estoy muy incómodo y simplemente no conduzco a no ser imprescindible.

Sobre el dolor, además de esa ligera molestia en la lumbar izquierda, baja al glúteo y lo noto en la cadera, después aparece desde la parte externa de a pierna, concretamente en el Tibial y el Peroneo Largo, también me afecta al gemelo. Actualmente el dolor es mucho más intenso en el tobillo, y en ocasiones se me duerme el dedo gordo del pie. En ocasiones el dolor es parecido al de una quemadura “interna” en la mayoría es una sensación de como si fuera a explotar literalmente . no pudiendo levantar el pie para caminar y arrastro la pierna, hasta que me tengo que poner en cuclillas en cualquier esquina, este donde este.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:05 PM
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Paco, did you say you are able to tolerate sitting?

And, yes, I do want to know the best place for paella. I am having my second consult with Dr. Clavel on the 3rd of April, next week. I have the same problems from L2-S1.
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Weightlifter since 12 years old, now mid-40's and figuring out this wasn't such a good idea.

Chronic back pain started in 2010 while shrugging weights that a 40 yr. old shouldn't even try.

MRI in 2012 showing L4/L5, L5/S1 herniations and L2/L3 bulge.

L5/S1 taking on new shape, chronic sciatica, etc.

DEXA bone scan performed 5/7/14 showing mild osteopenia.

Surgery performed July 9th, 2014, Dr Clavel, hybrid three level lumbar.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:14 PM
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Yes , I dont have any problem to be sit.. and i drive my motroclycle all the days with out any problem


i recomend that you read the blog of an american in Spain American in Spain

about the paella :-)
there are many differents types.for me the top are
1.-Paella de Bobavante here the american recipe .. but here, in spain, is better :-) Spanish Recipe: Arroz con Bogavante (Rice with Lobster) | American in Spain
2.- Paella Marinera with seafood too

the best site to test;
near of the hospital of dr. Clavel
.-Casa Varela (Plaza Molina 4) 15 minuts walking down
.-Restaurante 7 Portes (Passeig d’Isabel 14) here is a restaurant especialiced only in paellas,
or some restaurants in Barceloneta but NEVER test some one in a restaurants of paquistanis or chiness or similars (in touristic zones are too much) every are industrial manufatureds.
arround the Plaza Boqueria (in ramblas), there are several restaurant to tourist, that have fresh food. but i dont have idea of the quality bad have a good asquect.

there are hundreds of good restorants and excellent mediterranea cuissine.
other near of the hospital , for eat a excelnet land meat is a 10 minuts
El asador de aranda , Avenida del Tibidabo, 31

but if you came to barcelona, send me a private mensaje , and i can made a beautifull gastronomic rute in the town

pdate, if you came to spain.. please, eat this, BARNACLES, in spanish name is Percebes, is incredible delicious.. Spanish Goose Barnacle Recipe | American in Spain
sure that you never eat,,, but is incredible (and expensive too) and of course, dont back to home with eat grilled shrimp

Spain is different, and i trip arround europe and Usa... but .. the best life style and food.. is here

WELLCOME to Barcelona, and remenber.. if you need something ... advertisme to me.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:37 PM
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Will do Paco. I like that American In Spain. Good reading there.

My first introduction to Spain was The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. I think I read that over 25 years ago. And I've always been obsessed about Yucatan food on the tip of Mexico geared more toward good seafood which sounds similar to Spanish Mediterranean. I'm getting hungry.
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Weightlifter since 12 years old, now mid-40's and figuring out this wasn't such a good idea.

Chronic back pain started in 2010 while shrugging weights that a 40 yr. old shouldn't even try.

MRI in 2012 showing L4/L5, L5/S1 herniations and L2/L3 bulge.

L5/S1 taking on new shape, chronic sciatica, etc.

DEXA bone scan performed 5/7/14 showing mild osteopenia.

Surgery performed July 9th, 2014, Dr Clavel, hybrid three level lumbar.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:34 AM
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Herniated disc in L4 - L5 with neurogenic claudication 14 months unable to walk more than 5 -10 minutes .
Operated by Dr. Pablo Clavel , April 30 , Barcelona
Microdisectomina L4 -L5 hemilaminectomy and L4_l5 Left .
.- 24h, I walk did the corridors of the hospital 3 passes of 20 minutes total of one hour . any pain
.- 48h , Ouyt of the hospital , afternoon walk arround my home in the street 90 minutes three sets of 30minuts
.-at 72h I went out for a walk this morning , and I made a tour of another 45 +45 = 90 minutes.
Monday, 5 days after… im working in my office again , and complete normal life…
The next 8th ( one week after the operation), i have a new visiti with Pablo Clavel… ut really i have a new life again…, i hope drive my Harley bike again this week end :-)
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:46 AM
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Congratulations Grows. It seems like you experienced immediate improvement following surgery and continue to progress. While the procedure did not involve ADR or multi-level intervention, surgery is surgery after all with the various associated risks. I wish everyone on this forum the same type of success & speedy recovery that you have shared.

Drew, You had a second consult with Dr. Clavel. Did it go well? Are you any closer to a decision on surgeon, ADR and procedure selection?
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1989 – herniated disc at L5-S1
1992 – L5-S1 broad bulging; right L5 nerve root compression; impingement on S1 root within spinal canal;
2006 – DDD L3-S1; disk bulge at L3-L4 and mild facet/ligmentous hypertrophy; L4-L5 large herniated disc; facet/ligmentous hypertrophy with stenosis; disc herniation & dessication at L5-S1;
2013/2014 – Dessication and significant disc height loss at L4-L5 & L5-S1; L3-L4 disc bulge with hypertrophy; mild spinal stenosis; Grade 1 anterolisthesis (3mm); L4-L5 - marginal spurring and moderate hypertrophy causing neuroforaminal narrowing; L5-S1 - moderate-severe neuroforaminal narrowing; lumbar lordosis is straightening.

New pains & functional limitations in late 2013 led to exploring ADR procedures. Consulted with 8 surgeons domestically and 9 in Europe.
May 2014 – Anterior and posterior incisions in a 5-hour surgery resulted in 2 M-6s and one facet joint prosthesis (dynamic stabilization system). On the road to full recovery.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:38 PM
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Sent X rays over to Clavel last Friday. He is making determination on whether or not my sacral slope is too steep for ADR and would instead require an XLIF, then ADRs above it.

Also, doing Dexa bone scan tomorrow.
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Weightlifter since 12 years old, now mid-40's and figuring out this wasn't such a good idea.

Chronic back pain started in 2010 while shrugging weights that a 40 yr. old shouldn't even try.

MRI in 2012 showing L4/L5, L5/S1 herniations and L2/L3 bulge.

L5/S1 taking on new shape, chronic sciatica, etc.

DEXA bone scan performed 5/7/14 showing mild osteopenia.

Surgery performed July 9th, 2014, Dr Clavel, hybrid three level lumbar.
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