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  1. Hi Richardis This sounds kind of silly but...

    Hi Richardis

    This sounds kind of silly but have you tried dancing? I have a lot of back pain and really miss running or working out so like multiple times a day I find some tunes and just dance...
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    Hi Carol I'm so sorry to hear of your...

    Hi Carol

    I'm so sorry to hear of your situation and continuing pain. Have you had a CT scan? I'm not positive if it would be definitive, but I think that is a test that would reveal areas of non...
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    Many thanks, Karen.

    Many thanks, Karen.
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    More worries...

    Argh, I feel so bad going on when I've been reading others posts and the challenges they are going through. Pain is such a terrible thing to live with.

    I'm so much more nervous this time around....
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    Wow that is great to hear Jackie. I guess I am...

    Wow that is great to hear Jackie. I guess I am skeptical because I thought the first one would be relatively easy for me. Are you thinking of getting a cage removed?
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    Thanks, Linda. It looks like, after my...

    Thanks, Linda. It looks like, after my appointment with my surgeon, that I will be getting some screws, and a hook, in the middle out. If anyone has gone through this I would be very grateful to...
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    Thanks, me too! I am afraid to hope. One last...

    Thanks, me too! I am afraid to hope. One last question for you-can you ever get most of your screws removed with the rods still in place or are the screws needed for stability? All the tests show...
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    Thanks so much, Linda, for your input. I do in 2...

    Thanks so much, Linda, for your input. I do in 2 weeks. I'm really anxious for something to be done but will have to see what Dr. Arlet recommends. If it means surgery, I don't know if it would just...
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    CT Scan Results - Screw Issue?

    Hello fellow scolis,

    I'm hoping someone might give me insight into the results of a CT scan I recently had. I'm going to see my surgeon for a follow-up in a few weeks, but I'm impatiently trying ...
  10. Hoping to get back to physical activity

    Hi all,
    I apologize I haven't been on the forum in a long time- i'm hoping for advice because this whole recovery has been bewildering for me. I had surgery two years ago and I've been in pain...
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    Epidural Question

    Hi Scoli Friends,

    I had a question regarding epidurals.

    I just had a caudal epidural this past Friday (Ive had 2 Facet Joint and 1 SI Joint Injections but they didn't work for me)-- my doctor...
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    Hi Masha, Just checked in on forum and read...

    Hi Masha,

    Just checked in on forum and read your post. I'm very sorry you are having so much pain. I agree with Linda about seeking a second opinion so you can find someone who will explore more...
  13. Thank you so much, everyone, for your thoughtful...

    Thank you so much, everyone, for your thoughtful responses! THanks for reading through everything.

    Linda: I'm pretty confident it's nerve pain at this point because of the way it starts in on spot...
  14. Seeking advice a little over a year out

    Hello all,

    I was hoping for someone’s opinion/advice… You can skip the background part, I know it’s wordy, but I hoped it would be helpful.

    My background: had surgery Jan 6, 2014. Went well,...
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    Hi Fifa! Unfortunately you are probably in...

    Hi Fifa!

    Unfortunately you are probably in some terrible feedback loops. Like, the Zofran causes terrible constipation, constipation causes nausea, and then going on new narcotics for the first...
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    Hi Fifa, I'm so sorry you're having such a...

    Hi Fifa,
    I'm so sorry you're having such a terrible time. I can definitely relate to the bowel troubles. I noticed on another thread that you were on anti- nausea drugs at one point? Not sure if...
  17. Hi Peggy, It must feel so nice to be in your...

    Hi Peggy,

    It must feel so nice to be in your own bed! Very glad you had a safe trip. I had my surgery last January and we had blizzard after blizzard so I would set a timer and walk back and forth...
  18. Hi there, Thinking of you guys and hoping your...

    Hi there,
    Thinking of you guys and hoping your daughter heals quickly! One thing she might try for constipation when out of the hospital is warm prune juice. Sounds kind of gross but I found it...
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    Thanks much, Linda. The picture is helpful. (The...

    Thanks much, Linda. The picture is helpful. (The dermatomes link you posted a while back was great, too). I have a mild bulging disk at L5-S1 which might be a problem also, though he didn't think it...
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    Hi Linda, Thanks for your reply! The...

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for your reply!

    The injections were at L4-L5 and L5-S1 (I'm fused to L4). He even pressed on the spots before the injections and they felt dead on.

    It's a localized nerve...
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    Hi Linda, I was wondering if you get a chance...

    Hi Linda,
    I was wondering if you get a chance would you be able to tell me possible reasons why injections might not give relief? Actually the steroid has helped a bit but the lidocaine test didnt...
  22. I'm so glad to hear she is doing well and in good...

    I'm so glad to hear she is doing well and in good spirits. Great news!
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    Facet joint injection

    Hey all,

    Just got two facet joint injections: L4-L5, L5-S1. Doctor was confident he hit the spots. Was told soreness was normal at injection sites but also that I should feel immediate relief from...
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    I'm getting a facet joint injection Nov...

    I'm getting a facet joint injection Nov 4-finally! The doctor is pretty confident it will help but I'm trying to manage my expectations... A little scared about it, but mostly hopeful. I avoided them...
  25. Good luck and speedy healing, Peggy!

    Good luck and speedy healing, Peggy!
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