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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: Chronic pain patient - with perplexing issue
You're right. I'm not a physician. So, take this with a grain of salt. Based upon my...More
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Reply: Chronic pain patient - with perplexing issue
Doctors know the start, peak and end plasma times for all drugs. They take that into...More
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Reply: Help! Excessive Chronic pain
Was there a question in there somewhere? Have you thought about using narcotic pain...More
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Reply: Neurospinal stimulator implant and supplemental pa...
Have you tried Lyrica? It's a fairly new anti-convulsant. It seems to have better...More
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Reply: what should I do?
When tolerance occurs, the patient must rotate to a chemically-different medication. Ask...More
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Reply: Pain Meds & New "Rules"
1. Forgive me for asking what must seem like a stupid question, but, most people who have...More
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Reply: Neurospinal stimulator implant and supplemental pa...
My father was a physician. So I learned a great deal about the human body and...More
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Reply: Neurospinal stimulator implant and supplemental pa...
Many patients with your experience may be victims of the Placebo effect. We try the trial...More
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Lumbar Fusion Patients have Worse Outcome than Non...
There have been variable successes of lumbar-spine fusion surgeries reported in patients...More
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Reply: is it a law that your dr. give you a ua before pre...
NO. There is no law that requires physicians to administer a drug analysis test before...More
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