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  1. Thanks for info

    Thanks for info
  2. Sorry Ed tried to find Lindaís thread on research...

    Sorry Ed tried to find Lindaís thread on research but maybe itís been awhileóam recovering from PT pain now-will try to look further in research forum (should have posted there to start) thanks Nancy
  3. percentage of 1st Scoliosis surgery rlater require revision?

    As Iím looking at my 1st Scoliosis surgery & Reading about so many revision threads makes you think about your future. I know its a crap shoot but thereís gotta be research out about this. If anyone...
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    Ed I quickly read the article question- does...

    Ed I quickly read the article question- does taking CBC oil like daily build up in body having positive effect regarding bones? Also maybe I didnít read everything but didnít see anything about stem...
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    Totally get it regarding importance of voting out...

    Totally get it regarding importance of voting out Mitch/trumpó donít understand why Kentuckians donít understand what they how much harm and divisiveness they are responsible for. Guess Iím 1 of few...
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    I do have Medicare Advantage Plan-will be looking...

    I do have Medicare Advantage Plan-will be looking at new plans that come out 10/1 but itís going to be very expensive just going out of network aloneóam worried given I probably will have 2 out of...
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    Cervical surgery with Scoliosis Surgery?

    I have serious problems in cervical spine-my neurologist told me in 5/19 I had 1-1 1/2 years before it effects my brain. So I have appt with Dr Gupta 1/15/20 & he will evaluate MRI of full spine plus...
  8. Thread: Pre-Op Pain

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    Yes very painfulóHad MRI of full spine 3/19....

    Yes very painfulóHad MRI of full spine 3/19. Findings: Grade 1 Retrolisthesis (Posterior Displacement of 1 Vertabra to a degree less than Luxation Dislocated). C3-4, C4/5, C5/6 Grade I Severity;...
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    The exercises are meant to build up strength...

    The exercises are meant to build up strength (legs, arms, core)- use of stretch bands, balls, hand weights, basic gym equipment but baby steps-I always let PR know if I am able to do the exercise or...
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    Did your doctor tell you to do strength baring...

    Did your doctor tell you to do strength baring exercises? Dr G told me I had to (2017). I have found a doctor (physiology/rehab/ interventional pain Mgt which I requested my primary care to make...
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    Linda What type of injections? Over the years I...

    Linda What type of injections? Over the years I had steroid injections which later I learned are not good for you. Havenít had facet injections-have you? Or what about nerve blocks? I tried a spinal...
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    Thanks for info- my PT has never had an adult...

    Thanks for info- my PT has never had an adult Scoliosis patient but 1 adolescent. I made multiple phone calls trying to hook him up with a PT at the on campus rehabilitation center in order to get...
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    I havenít been able to titrate off the stupid...

    I havenít been able to titrate off the stupid Zanaflex. I was prescribed this muscle relaxer at the pain Mgt center. So sorry if Ií repeating myself but nobody told me about the adverse side effects....
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    After my PT appt today I went to YMCA & got a...

    After my PT appt today I went to YMCA & got a Silver Sneakers membership (free w/ my health insurance) so I could use the pool. So I can utilize aquatic exercises (hopefully) in between PT appts....
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    Weight loss not an issue. I go to PT 2x week &...

    Weight loss not an issue. I go to PT 2x week & depending upon my pain level I make myself do strength barring (sp?) exercises. He also has me doing stretches laying down on table with bands around...
  16. Thread: Out of Network

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    Yes I made a spelling error that sometimes occurs...

    Yes I made a spelling error that sometimes occurs when youíre scared.
  17. Thread: Pre-Op Pain

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    Pre-Op Pain

    Living with chronic back pain for 30 years. Now age 63 with pain level 7/10 spiking to 9 regularly. No longer on pain meds. ANY activity increases pain resulting in having to lay down with heating...
  18. Thread: Out of Network

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    Really appreciate confirming my research & gut...

    Really appreciate confirming my research & gut feeling re: Dr Gupta. Spent a lot of time looking at the Leatherman Center & a Dr Glasses but was waiting until Tuesday to call them. I didnít see on...
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    Ed, I have tried many times to ďescapeĒ Kentucky...

    Ed, I have tried many times to ďescapeĒ Kentucky either through job prospects or other means but obviously didnít work out. Looking back wished that upon graduating h.s. wouldíve headed straight to...
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    Lo

    Appreciate both you & Lindaís response. It will still be out of network and only 1 1/2 hour drive from where I live (which would be better). Totally understand about reading reviews. I did extensive...
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    Linda, I had asked Dr Gupta when I saw him back...

    Linda, I had asked Dr Gupta when I saw him back in 12/17 and he told me about Leatherman in Louisville Kentucky. When I looked at reviews about the Leatherman center this year they were bad?? Are...
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    Out of Network

    I have to go out of network for surgery because I will not let a surgeon in Kentucky touch me. Made 1post regarding living with 30 years of chronic back pain in 1st time surgery. I am currently with...
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    Sleep problems and use of Zanaflex

    Hi everyone, I have been taking Zanaflex for 6-7yeaers (muscle relaxer). Was prescribed it while going to pain mgt Center. Began taking more than should have because I couldnít sleep. Had already...
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    [QUOTE=susancook;171469]Nancy, Just wanted to say...

    [QUOTE=susancook;171469]Nancy, Just wanted to say hi. I hope that my postings are not the ones that scared you. I had my first surgery at 66 for degenerative disc disease with a 24/36 curve and...
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    Hi I saw Dr Munish Gupta 12/17 Washington U...

    Hi I saw Dr Munish Gupta 12/17 Washington U -Saint Louis. Did you like him? Apparently you were pretty young for the surgery if youíre 27 ó I was born w/ it but it didnít rear ití ugly head in my...
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