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Reply: 8th level fusion - worse decision of my life
Hi and welcome to the support group unfortunately chronic pains seem to take over our lives but knowing to...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: extra half formed lumber disk
Hi and welcome to the support group - first you need to see the right kind of spine doctor - either Orthopedic...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Legal advice on claiming disability status with em...
The best info is on the EEOC web site. There's an arm called JAN I believe that can assist you. It's not to get...More
Posted by trs1960
Reply: Good beds for degenerative disc?
Hello. My wife and I invested in a Sleep Number bed 6 years ago and it was worth every penny to us. We both...More
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Posted by davedsel2
Reply: getting nowhere with doctors, NSAIDs...
hi again - what I would do is contact the place(s) you have had MRI's and X-rays done and ask to get the...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Hip/Back injured during surgery. How to treat
Hi hopefully I can paste the site explaining this and what causes it. ...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Slipped disc in D-Spain
I posted the wrong URL...stupid phone! Meant this http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_vertebral_column More
Posted by trs1960
Reply: L4 L5 TLIF Results
Hey there - I can understand your statement. I had my hysterectomy done 1993 and both my daughters were home...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Joy how did your appt. go?
Thanx Tim - when my PA was checking on changing my oxycodone they called my pharmacy and found out a 30 day...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Complete Lumbar Fusion
I believe the post states they want to fuse the rest of the lumbar. Patient is currently fused from L4-S1. So...More
Posted by trs1960
Reply: Chronic Back Pain for over a year. Please help!
Thank you for your response as it is greatly appreciated!
Posted by thereselittle
Reply: What's wrong with me?
Nobody can diagnose you online. It sounds like at least one doctor can't even diagnose you in person. I think...More
Posted by trs1960
Reply: Spinal Fusion after disc replacement on same level...
Painloopy, sorry I was typing and hit some random button threw me out happens often. With medicare, said I had...More
Posted by daneille
Reply: Update on my L4 fracture
They don't want to have this preventive med cuz it costs 1,500 a month. But it is the only med I can take so...More
It is my prayer that you have a Blessed Day in all that you do. ~~~Debbie~~~
Posted by debs_bears
Reply: How to avoid back problems when running??
As the two before me have said, of course professional medical advice would be your best option. Until you see...More
Posted by olvedae
Reply: Lower back pain with the same diagnosis
Hi and welcome to support group if this is a muscle that has been injured what I can tell you is it can take...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Back Pain than paralyzed from waist down
Hi and welcome to the support group first I wanted to let you know u are responding to posts from over 4 yrs...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: my big toe
Keep us posted ~~ take care
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Chronic pain and permanent nerve pain after L4-S1 ...
Same here haven't seen any recent posts from her
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: 5 hrs from now
He's almost over the hump. He's a good listener and after a few days of more rest and relaxation he's finding a...More
Posted by trs1960
LIVE CHAT 7/23 at 1pm EDT: Ask Our Experts About M...
Ongoing pain, whether caused by an accident or illness, can have a powerful effect on every aspect of life....More
Posted by atti_editor
Reply: Scaiatic in left lower back travels down left leg
Ok will ask for written report. I do have an appointment with the spine doctor too this Wed and he will talk...More
Posted by carolcat
Reply: Chronic Pain from L4 L5, and total hip replacement...
Sure that helps us and others too so we know where u come from etc. Always a great added benefit!!
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Radio frequency ablation
BTW... Thanks for pointing out that the post I responded to was 4 years old. I'd have never known. I'm going...More
Posted by gymrat1000
Reply: My herniated disc and what to do next?
hey there - I'm really surprised ur surgeon gave such high percentages for recovery as most will give a 50/50%...More
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Reply: Is swimming advisable with herniated disks?
I think swimming is great for your herniated discs.. I would look into a PT who does pool therapy.More
Posted by dannymaui
Reply: L5-S1 Spinal Fusion/Laminectomy 3 years of Pain an...
continued posting~~ Here are some more questions for you - what other tests have they done? CT Scan? Myelogram?...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: Ongoing lower back issues each doctor with differe...
Hi and welcome to the support group first it would help us if we knew what your MRI report states. If you...More
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Posted by bj1208
Reply: medtroic pain pump Model 8637-40
My remote box says model 8835, not sure if that's the same number as the pump though. No problems, but I've...More
Posted by trs1960
Reply: Just an update ~~
Hi Joy doesn't sound like you got anywhere with the pain doc. As for Dilaudid that is a form of Morphine it...More
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Posted by debs_bears

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