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susylopez Discussion started by susylopez 4 years ago

I have already had two failed lower back surgeries, the last one was a back fusion.


I have three herniated disks in my neck, pain is getting unbeareable, I'm also having problems with my tendons and ligaments in my left ankle, so I am always at different doctors Offices.


I also suffer from OCD and Depression and unfortunately I have to go through therapy for the rest of my life, well at least until I get over been sexually abused by my Step Grandfather.


I don't thin is the right move to get a surgery no, but my pain management Doctor says that I have to think about it and have the surgery for the Stimulator on, or I'll risk a life of pills and more pills.


Please help me.


 


Susy

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Robert.Waugaman
Robert.Waugaman I have had 4 levels in my neck fused c3-c7. I also had a lumbar fusion which really didn't help me. My neck fusion did help reduce some of my pain. The only problem I ran into is I have several levels of disc problems. Which causes me to have other pains. I am having trouble at C1-C2 now and C7-T1 because the fusion is putting more pressure on those levels. If you have strong bones your neck should heal without any problems and should reduce your pain. Feel free to ask if you have any further... Show more 4 years ago
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Officer_LODI
Officer_LODI Susy, I'll reply to your Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) issue first. As with the surgery on your spine, or any other surgery for that matter, there are statistics and percentages you have to consider. Ever certain Medications work for some patients and not others. Saying that and having an implanted SCS for the last two and a bit over a half years I rely on my SCS when I NEED to do something I know is going to hurt. For me the SCS masks the injury I cause to my muscles/spine and later, when I... Show more 4 years ago
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Robert.Waugaman
Robert.Waugaman Susy, I have also had lumbar surgery and a neck fusion.I had better luck with the neck fusion. My lumbar did get worse. But my complete lumbar is shot. When I got the fusion it more pressure on the bad disk. I do have a stimulator for my lumbar it really don't help. I would have to say the neck surgery may help out. Good luck. 3 years ago
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Nadine
Nadine Susy, You have to weigh the pros and cons of the neck srgery. I herniated two discs in my neck and really did not want surgery. Then it was pointed out how i was losing the ability to walk and move my legs among other things. My life actually got better after the surgery (except I can;'t crack my neck anymore to get rid of tension - drats). There may be injections you can try before having the surgery - they may help. I had lumbar spinal fusion surgery due to an issue different from the neck... Show more 3 years ago
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Donna Honeycutt Green I have had 3 Back Surgeries. With each Surgery your Back gets weaker and the Scar tissue builds up. I now have to have Epidurals every 3 months to the Lower Back. Surgery is always the Last Resort, and there are no promises it will do any good.
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