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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: 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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Reply: Not being taken seriously.
Terrific. Remember that physicians are just people. They are no better, bigger, higher or...More
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Reply: jaws86-newcomer
The spinal cord stimulator (SCS), like the intrathecal infusion pump (IT Pump), is only for...More
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Reply: Not being taken seriously.
Sounds neurological to me. You need an MRI or CAT-scan. The rule is to first diagnose, then...More
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Reply: How much pain are we supposed to consider manageab...
There are dozens of effective pain medications and dozens more off-label drugs that can...More
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Reply: Calling on Charles
OK, here's my take, for what it's worth. I think that the Prolo success rate is low. I...More
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Reply: Calling on Charles
Most Fentanyl patches last at most 48 hours. Forget the 72 hours that they proclaim. My...More
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Reply: Calling on Charles
Your symptoms are somewhat scattered, making a firm diagnosis more difficult. "Burning in...More
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Reply: Calling on Charles
Just an add-on to my message above: 1. Morphene has been shown to inhibit the immune...More
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