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cweinbl

Joined: 04/29/2010
My Story:
Central canal stenosis, three massive disc herniations (two lumbar, one cervical, starting at age 17), four failed spine surgeries, including multilevel fusion; two comprehensive pain clinics, dozens of treatments, including off-label medications. Forced into retirement at age 51. Can tolerate only a few minutes of sitting or standing. Retired university director, amateur ornithologist, published author.

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Reply: multiple knee surgeries
My wife just had total knee replacement. The incision is about 6-7". The pain has been...More
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Reply: Need Advice Spinal Fusion with Multiple Discs
Suzie, it's always better to make an informed decision. Consider that ten years ago, disc...More
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Reply: Need Advice Spinal Fusion with Multiple Discs
SCS = spinal cord stimulator. The Intathecal infusion pump is for patients unable to...More
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Reply: Need Advice Spinal Fusion with Multiple Discs
Fibrosis (scarring) is a major culprit in spine surgery's low long-term (post 12-month)...More
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Reply: Need Advice Spinal Fusion with Multiple Discs
Yes, my pain increased after each failed surgery. Everyone grows fibrosis (scar tissue) at...More
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Reply: Need Advice Spinal Fusion with Multiple Discs
First, you don't "fuse a disc." You fuse the vertebra surrounding the disc. Second, you...More
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Reply: Why Me?
Hi 77grace. You can access Yoga, systematic relaxation and meditation through a varity of...More
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Reply: jaws86-newcomer
Some chronic pain patients with a history of addiction disorder have had pretty good...More
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Reply: Why Me?
Hi Bren Bren. I feel your pain and I'm sorry that you have to suffer like this. It seems so...More
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Reply: Is this all in my head?
Technically, pain is in our heads; nerve signals from the body are interpreted in our...More
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