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Reply: Spinal Fusion
I would avoid any back surgery if all possible. In car accident, i fractured L1 L2 T12 they had to be fused...More
Posted by kellybosch
Reply: Cervical fusion & headaches
I hope you have a good Neurosurgeon - if you need more work done. When is your MRI scheduled for? I was told...More
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Posted by debs_bears
Reply: I Want A New Hip For Christmas
Thank you for your kind words, kgirl69, plus sharing your own experience. This is the worst pain I have ever...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: Thoracic Back Pain
Hello, kgirl69 and welcome. I fully understand. I have serious spinal problems in my entire spine plus now...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: Constant lower back pain
Hello. The best doctors to see for an accurate diagnosis for back pain is a spinal orthopedic surgeon or...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: pain only when lying down
Hello, aarif_pndl. This discuss was started 7 years ago and the original poster and many of those that...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: RFA
Hello. Everyone reacts uniquely to any treatment. My wonderful wife has had RFA 3 times and it has helped...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: Law Suits for Spinal Cord Stimulator Sufferers
I use the bean bag heating bags. They come in many shapes and sizes. Only a few minutes in the microwave and...More
Posted by dawngri
Reply: my chronic pain
Hi David only a few more days before your procedure - how are you doing? Debbie
It is my prayer that you have a Blessed Day in all that you do. ~~~Debbie~~~
Posted by debs_bears
Reply: No Libido After Cervical Epidural Injection
Hello. If the injections contained steroids, then my answer would be 'yes' as I know that is one of the many...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: At Witts End
Hello, Dawn and welcome. I understand. Joy has already given her usual excellent advice. I just though I...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: Degenerated Disk Disease
The US has a very high rate of orthopedic and bone diseases such as DDD and osteoporosis. The meat and...More
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Reply: Post ACDF throat lump...
2 months ago I had anterior Cervical fusion surgery, since the operation I have been woken up numerous times...More
Posted by cyndidee
Reply: Shots - UGH
LOL - yep I remember those too - we used to watch it when there was "Family Time" and Batman was on just after...More
Posted by jm1960
Reply: Chronic Back Pain Treatments & Advice
Hi and welcome to the support group Here's the information on Tramadol - http://www.drugs.com/tramadol.html ...More
Posted by jm1960
Reply: Advice for pain management for back pain
You can research Medicaide and an "Obamacare" plan. Enrollment for one of the new government plans starts...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: Its been way too long - back pain to leg
Hello and welcome. I am sorry you are in so much pain. I fully understand. The best doctors to see for back...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: Spinal Cord Stimulator Disaster
Thank You, I have been & am doing so. I had the SCS implant in 2011, & had it token out this...More
Posted by yankeetanker76
Reply: Constant electrical current shocks, even after spi...
I had the SCS implant in 2011, & had it token out this April of 2014. The Doctors I have seen...More
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Reply: Still no surgery
Hi Maggie and welcome back - Just wanted to say that's great that surgery is on the back burner and that the...More
Posted by jm1960
Reply: Distended Stomach 3 years after Ant-post 2 level s...
beckyr14, I just read your post. I have had my spine fused from T12 to L5/S1. I had to have a re-fusion in...More
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Reply: Looking for advice
Hi again I worked in the insurance industry for 16 yrs but that was yrs ago too. the Insurance Commissioner...More
Posted by jm1960
Reply: Pain Medications
Hi and welcome to the support group please remember that everyone is different and reacts differently to all...More
Posted by jm1960
Reply: Help
Hi and welcome to the support group - I'm not sure, but think you mean DDD instead of DDS (Degenerative Disc...More
Posted by jm1960
Reply: Ache when laying down
You will need to go to your doctor for evaluation and treatment. No doctor replies to posts in this...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: long term continuous swelling in low back.
I'm sorry you didn't get an answer on the swelling. Hopefully this next specialist will be able to diagnose it....More
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Reply: TRS1960
That's great Tim!! Glad you and your patient are doing well >> hope your doing better >> keep us...More
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Reply: Herniated Discs, Sciatica, and Scoliosis
Hello, Kat and welcome. I am sorry you are experiencing these spinal problems and pain, and I fully...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
Reply: Headaches
Hello. We are a group of lay people who have experience with back pain. No doctor replies to post in this...More
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-Dave
Posted by davedsel2
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Reply: leg cramps after surgery
I just had L4-S1 removed, cadaver bones put in along with all e hardware (rods, screws, etc.) and it all...More
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