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Old 12-10-2012, 08:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Praying that all goes well with your surgery!
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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JoJo that's great news. Hope it all goes well. My neighbor had stenosis of the spine where the canal was filled with calcification. The surgeon went in and cleaned it out, laproscopically and it's like a miracle. She had been in so much pain and began to have pain shooting down her leg too. It's amazing how far some of the spinal surgery has come over the years. How long is your rehab period? My neighbor needed 6 weeks for full range of motion and deep bending.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have also had a back problem on going for some time now. I have a heniated disc, sacral joint problems and severe bursitis in the right hip. I hope your surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery Keep us posted.
Same back issues I have,I could barely walk or stand for almost 2 years before surgery and took over a year after surgery. I used a refillable ice pack on my back almost constantly.
It took a long time but I do pretty well now,as long as I don't turn the wrong way.
Bad left hip...

I hope everything goes well and heals quickly..
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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That's great I hope all goes well for you and you make a speedy recovery xx
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:02 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Only 3 things to say. Hopefully you are having a minimally invasive procedure, if you have any nerve compromise you should be having the procedure done by a neurosurgeon not an orthopedist who have significantly less training in such matters, and good luck.
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So sorry I haven't responded or updated y'all! I had my surgery 12/28. Minimally invasive. Have to wear a brace for 6 weeks & have restrictions on bending & he doesn't want me lifting more than 20 lbs , but prefers I keep it to under 15 lbs during that time. I'm 4 weeks post op right now.
It took 9 days post op before I felt any kind of relief & although I'm a lot better, it gets aggravated pretty easily. I'm afraid that once my restrictions are lifted that all of my pain is going to come back. I keep getting terrible butt cramps on my left butt cheek for about the past 2 weeks. It almost feels like its in spasm. I also have terrible pain between my shoulders & on the left side of my mid back. I had this pain before but I was hoping that it was due to me compensating for the lower back. I had a cervical MRI when I had my lumbar MRI but now he wants me to get one of the thoracic spine too. I'm holding off though because my mom & hubby have been massaging those parts of my back because when I complained of the pain my mom asked if she could rub it for me & I said yes & when she did, we could feel all kinds of knots. Some were huge & some were small & some of the larger knots had little smaller knots (felt almost like rice) in them. So I'm going to try massage therapy first instead of getting the MRI right away. My doctor cleared me for massage as long as it is not deep around the surgery site.

Sorry this is so long, but that's part of the reason I didn't update is because I knew it would be a novel plus I'm discouraged about all the other pain


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JoJo that's great news. Hope it all goes well. My neighbor had stenosis of the spine where the canal was filled with calcification. The surgeon went in and cleaned it out, laproscopically and it's like a miracle. She had been in so much pain and began to have pain shooting down her leg too. It's amazing how far some of the spinal surgery has come over the years. How long is your rehab period? My neighbor needed 6 weeks for full range of motion and deep bending.
I have restrictions for 6 weeks.

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Same back issues I have,I could barely walk or stand for almost 2 years before surgery and took over a year after surgery. I used a refillable ice pack on my back almost constantly.
It took a long time but I do pretty well now,as long as I don't turn the wrong way.
Bad left hip...

I hope everything goes well and heals quickly..
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Belated thank you! Interestingly, walking & standing is ok. Sitting KILLS me, & if I've been sitting a while, it's hard to stand up straight afterwards. I feel like a granny & I'm not even 42 yet!

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Only 3 things to say. Hopefully you are having a minimally invasive procedure, if you have any nerve compromise you should be having the procedure done by a neurosurgeon not an orthopedist who have significantly less training in such matters, and good luck.
Yes it was minimally invasive & I absolutely agree about going only to a neuro for anything with the spine. When I hear of people who have ortho's working on their back, I think they've lost their mind!
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I Have A List -plus most of the above. I Know your Pain.
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How do you deal with it? I'm becoming very depressed. I'm sick of pain meds, muscle relaxers, etc. I don't want to be on meds for the rest of my life.

Do you have any exercises or stretches that you do? I have some but they don't always help.

Ant input or advise from anyone would be appreciated!
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I have to tell you, I had a laminectomey before the cervical fusion done by a neuro. He botched it. Orthos do bones. Neuros shouldn't. Never again will I let a neuro touch my spine. I should have sued this guy. He would have lost.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I have to tell you, I had a laminectomey before the cervical fusion done by a neuro. He botched it. Orthos do bones. Neuros shouldn't. Never again will I let a neuro touch my spine. I should have sued this guy. He would have lost.

I'm so sorry that happened to you! I know there are always bad doctors out there. I'm sorry you ended up with one! there's 2 neuro's in our area that I know for a fact are terrible (I've seen their patients afterwards, and its not good) I'm very fortunate to work in the medical field so I know (mostly) who to avoid!
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