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Joined: 08/09/2011
My Story:
I had spinal fusion in the lumbar area for Scoliosis when I was 13 yrs. old. I finished school,married and had two children. I had Harrington Rod implants done 26 yrs. ago because the Scoliosis had severly progressed. The rods are from T5 to L3. About 6 yrs. ago I started having excruciating pain in my lower back and burning/tingling in my right thigh. I've been to numerious Dr's., Minimally Invasive Clinic, Chiropractor and Pain Managment with no relief. About a month ago I did some heavy cleaning and since then my back pain is worse and I've now developed Sciatica. Usually a shot of Cortisone in the hip or a dose-pak of prednisone will calm it down but not this time. I saw an Orthopedic Surgeon This past Tues. and he said he could tie onto the rods that are now in place and go down to the pelvic area with more rods and screws and decompress around the nerves. I haven't decided yet whether to have the surgery or not. If the nerve pain doesn't get any better I don't think I will have a choice.

Brenda

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Good morning Patty. Cymbalta has gone generic now and isn't nearly as costly as it...More
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Wanda, so sorry you are feeling the pain in your body and mind. Our minds can play...More
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Fed UP, have you tried ice and the Sciatica excersises? Try laying on your back on a...More
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Good Afternoon Patty, I'm so sorry you are in such pain. Yes it is a nightmare when...More
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Good Morning Dave. I'm so glad to hear your wife has some relief from her pain and her...More
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You're right Di the quality of life is what matters. I find if I try to do things I...More
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Good Morning Dave, thanks for asking. I'm having some Facet and epidurals done to try...More
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Thanks Di for your answer. I have had scoliosis surgery with rod implants from 5T to...More
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