I had the bone stimulator and got very nauseous from it. I kept telling my PA about that which she didn't believe me until I brought in the pamphlet and went over the side effects. At that point she told me that others had complained about this plus other side effects.
get the pamphlet out and read what it says then discuss with ur surgeon.
hope and pray u have a speedy recovery Keep us posted. JoyView Thread
I had this done, and failed then had more tests (MRI, CT Scan etc) and finally saw a Neurosurgeon Spine Doc who said to correct disc would need a fusion. So had my first one done 2/08 which it stabilized my spine but still had so here chronic pains. Had more steroid injections and PT but didn't help so I was sent to a PHYSIATRIST Pain Doc who gas been treating me since. I did have another fusion 12/13 but still have chronic pains. There is a possibility I could be allergic to my hardware and my surgeon is looking into to see what the components are in the hardware. I go for follow up on 2/5 to hopefully find out.
that's pretty much it. Not much but hope it helps. Please let us know more about you and your spine problems.
I've had 2 fusion surgeries - the first was in 2008 L5-S1 and the last one 12/2013 L4-5.
Please do your research on fusion surgeries - look at all the pro's and con's.
Fusion surgeries are done to help stabilize the spine, however there is not much pain reduction - in the majority of people I have spoke with the pains have increased - as mine are twice a worse as before my first surgery.
Since I have been researching this since 2006 I have only spoke to 3 people who have had a full recovery meaning no complications and/or pains.
So please do your research before having the surgery.
yes heat packs/ice packs do help. Have you been examined by a spine specialist? If your back pains have been going on for a while you should see a spine specialist either Orthopedic or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist to be examined, have tests ran (MRI, CT Scan etc) get an accurate diagnosis and discuss treatment options.
trying to treat your back problems on your own may and could cause more damage to your spine.
please follow thru with getting examined so you know what's going on. Take care. JoyView Thread
for many of us we cannot do any type of stretches especially since I have 2 spine fusions with rods I cannot have any decompression or compression plus it would just spike my pain levels so high I'd end up in ER surgery!!
I'm sure some if our members may agree with what I've said and there may be some that might be able to pull it off.