Search:

Type: Posts; User: Theresa; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.14 seconds.

  1. Thread: SI Fusion

    by Theresa
    Replies
    2
    Views
    1,913

    SI Fusion

    Hi Everyone, I haven't been on here in years. Everything has been going okay. Still having pain. Have been doing ART (Active Release Therapy). It has really helped with a lot of the tingling nerve...
  2. Replies
    11
    Views
    8,715

    If you have osteoarthritis in your spine, you can...

    If you have osteoarthritis in your spine, you can also have osteoarthritis anywhere else. When I had my surgery in 2004, they said my spine was covered in osteoarthritis. I was already having some...
  3. Things will get better

    Hi Chris,

    Things will get better! Give it plenty of time and rest. I haven't been on the forums for a few years. I had my first scoli surgery in April of 2004. I was fused T2 to the sacrum. The...
  4. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,573

    5 years post op!

    Hi Everyone! It's been quite a while since I have been on here. I just passed my 5 year mark from my first surgery so thought I would give an update.

    So far everything is okay! I am still on pain...
  5. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,780

    Robbie, Before you went back to work did you...

    Robbie,

    Before you went back to work did you do some kind of therapy to strenthen the muscles in your back? I had so many muscles that had atrophied due to the scoliosis. The therapist had me...
  6. We are up in Dallas. My husband couldn't get back...

    We are up in Dallas. My husband couldn't get back in from a business trip to Peurto Rico. I was heading up to my son in Nacogdoches and stay at his guys only college apt. On the way I heard that the...
  7. Replies
    18
    Views
    5,506

    I had to stop the Lyrica right away after being...

    I had to stop the Lyrica right away after being on it for about 8 months. It all of a sudden caused swelling in my legs, feet, hands, and face. I was put on gabapentin and was doing okay and after...
  8. Replies
    8
    Views
    4,391

    Diane, I'm glad they finally got a hold of...

    Diane,

    I'm glad they finally got a hold of you!!! Pain management is a good idea. Hopefully you'll start getting some relief here soon.
  9. Replies
    14
    Views
    3,724

    I didn't use a hospital bed. I did use a shower...

    I didn't use a hospital bed. I did use a shower stool, raised toliet seat with arms, wheelchair, walker and a cane. Oh yeah, my handy dandy grabbers, I used two different kinds. I also keep one at...
  10. Replies
    8
    Views
    4,391

    Diane, If your dr is in the same town as you,...

    Diane,

    If your dr is in the same town as you, just make an appointment and go see him. Did you call the place that did the scan and make sure that they sent it to the correct dr?
  11. Replies
    27
    Views
    8,472

    Amanda, That is basically what was happening...

    Amanda,

    That is basically what was happening for me after my first two surgeries! After the 2004 surgery they did another surgery consisting of an osteotomy at L3. They had actually thought about...
  12. Replies
    11
    Views
    6,064

    Ed, I am T2 to sacrum 2 with pelvic fixation....

    Ed,

    I am T2 to sacrum 2 with pelvic fixation. I do have a curve in my neck as well but we are leaving that alone for now because it's not bothering me yet. Linda Racine does know of a few people...
  13. Replies
    27
    Views
    8,472

    Why didn't you go back to Dr. Bridwell? Dr....

    Why didn't you go back to Dr. Bridwell? Dr. LaGrone did my third surgery. My other doctor said it was okay with him since that was Dr. LaGrone's specialty....dealing with prior fusions and flatback....
  14. Replies
    27
    Views
    8,472

    Susie*Bee, The only way I can lay on my...

    Susie*Bee,

    The only way I can lay on my stomach comfortably is when I have a massage done. They drop the head rest down for me. I think it might have to do with how big of a lordosis curve you...
  15. Replies
    27
    Views
    8,472

    Debra, I am now fused T2 to Sacrum 2. I have...

    Debra,

    I am now fused T2 to Sacrum 2. I have just past my one year mark for the last surgery. In 2004 I was fused T2 to Sacrum. At first you really do notice the loss of flexiblity. But as time...
  16. Replies
    18
    Views
    6,772

    I usually start the yard work back up at about 9...

    I usually start the yard work back up at about 9 months post op. I did buy a little gardening stool at Bed Bath & Beyond that has been the best buy!!!! One side is a little bench seat and then you...
  17. Replies
    13
    Views
    6,556

    Have you been to a pain management specialist?...

    Have you been to a pain management specialist? They can also give injections or nerve blocks to help the pain.
  18. Replies
    59
    Views
    16,779

    Becky, After my surgery in 2004 I was taking...

    Becky,

    After my surgery in 2004 I was taking 10/325 mg of vicodin 4 times a day, Robaxin 750 mg 3 times a day. I had weaned down to about 1 to 2 vicoin a day and 1 Robaxin a day around 10 months....
  19. Replies
    8
    Views
    2,977

    I have been to see Dr. LaGrone for a one year...

    I have been to see Dr. LaGrone for a one year anniversary checkup. He said everything looked great!!!!!!! The osteotomy is growing together nicely and plently of bone is growing as well. I don't...
  20. Replies
    8
    Views
    2,977

    I have been to see Dr. LaGrone for a belated one...

    I have been to see Dr. LaGrone for a belated one year anniversary check up. He said that everything looked great! He said the bone was growing in nicely as well. I don't need to see him again unil...
  21. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,884

    Kristi, I was 51 last year, almost 52 when I...

    Kristi,

    I was 51 last year, almost 52 when I had my last surgery. The younger you are the better.
  22. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,892

    If you go to the Flatback Forum ...

    If you go to the Flatback Forum you will find alot about Dr. Bridwell and other excellent doctors.
  23. Diane, We drove from Houston to Amarillo. It...

    Diane,

    We drove from Houston to Amarillo. It is a 9 hr car drive. From Dallas it would only be 4 1/2 hours. We drove back the day they let me go. Coming home we did it in 2 days. We stayed in Ft....
  24. Besides Dr. Boachie, there is Dr. Michael LaGrone...

    Besides Dr. Boachie, there is Dr. Michael LaGrone, in Amarillo, TX; Dr. Keith Bridwell, in St. Louis, Missouri; Dr. Lawrence Lenke in St. Louis, Missouri.
  25. Replies
    1
    Views
    7,074

    The overall best is Dr. Boachie in New York City,...

    The overall best is Dr. Boachie in New York City, New York. People come from all around the world to see him! Click on search on this forum and type in Boachie. Also do a search on the web for him.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4