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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: Overall-Pain
If you have constant moderate to severe pain, you'll do better with a long-acting opioid...More
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Reply: Lower Back Issues...HELP!
It could be a sacralized L5 vertebra, which is part of my diagnosis. Some of us have...More
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Reply: Facet Rhyzotomy for pain control
Sorry to hear about your pain. Actually, the long-term (12 months) success rate for a...More
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Reply: oh my goodness THE PAIN
Very sorry to hear about your accident and pain. It must be very difficult for you. If...More
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Reply: Need Advice Spinal Fusion with Multiple Discs
There are still some options. Here is a link for the most comprehensive research I've seen...More
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Reply: I fell threw a steel catwalk 16 1/2 years ago..
I'm very sorry to hear about your terrifying experiences with chronic pain. Mine has been...More
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Reply: Chronic pain
1. What happened? Why do you have chronic pain? Where is the pain? What other pain...More
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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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