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  1. Thread: New pain

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    Hi everybody. It's been awhile since I been on...

    Hi everybody. It's been awhile since I been on here. I have been doing ok. Ever since I had those injections I have been doing ok. They helped relieve my pain alot.
    I have my days like anyone else...
  2. Kayzyn, I am so sorry to hear of your problem. I...

    Kayzyn, I am so sorry to hear of your problem. I had a simular situation happen to me. I had a screw come loose at the bottom and shoved my rod out. My Dr. took all the hardware out and then waited a...
  3. Thread: New pain

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    I went to the pain clinic Wednesday. I had no...

    I went to the pain clinic Wednesday. I had no pain since last injection so the Dr. released me. He said if I have a problem again than to come and see him. It is so nice not to have to deal with...
  4. Thread: New pain

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    Would epidural injections be an option for you?...

    Would epidural injections be an option for you? Some people get relief and some don't. You might consider it and give your dr a call and see what he says.
    I know how it feels to have pain. I am...
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    My back specialist is "Dr. Pineda" in...

    My back specialist is "Dr. Pineda" in Springfield, Illinois. He does revision surgeries. But Dr. Bridwell in St.Louis is suppose to be the best in this are. I do how ever trust my specialist.
    good...
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    ck43, I have been going through epidural...

    ck43, I have been going through epidural injections. I have been going to a pain clinic. The first time I went for my first injections. I had to have one towards the top of my back and another...
  7. Thread: New pain

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    spincon58, The rod is pushed out a little at the...

    spincon58, The rod is pushed out a little at the bottom. More like it has shifted and the bottom is outward more than when placed. I have no screws loose this time. I don't know what caused it to do...
  8. Thread: New pain

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    Well Spincon58 this is my story. I had my first...

    Well Spincon58 this is my story.
    I had my first surgery in 2004, I was 46. 1 year after my surgery I had a screw come loose and it caused my rod on the right to push out at the bottom.
    My surgeon...
  9. Thread: Pictures!!!!!!

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    Sue, I have before and after x-rays. I was 46...

    Sue,
    I have before and after x-rays. I was 46 when I had my first scoliosis surgery in 2004. I had revision surgery twice in 2005. I will get them on here.
    Mattie
  10. Thread: Osteotomy

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    Linda, Thank you for the site it described the...

    Linda, Thank you for the site it described the procedure fully for me.
    Theresa, thank you for describing it to me in terms i can understand instead of a lot of medical mumbo jumbo.
    Maryln, I hope...
  11. Thread: Osteotomy

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    Marilyn, What is this osteotomy consist of? I...

    Marilyn, What is this osteotomy consist of? I have never heard of such a thing. Will they put in extra hardware or repair something? Is it to fix a specific problem? I know I am full of questions but...
  12. Thread: New pain

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    Structural, Thank You for the information it...

    Structural, Thank You for the information it sure did help. I don't want to injure myself and not know I was hurt. It sounds to me like if the Dr. burns the nerve then you would have no feelings in...
  13. Thread: New pain

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    Macky, I had never heard of burning the nerve...

    Macky, I had never heard of burning the nerve either but thats what he said. The injections sure did help. I have had no real pain since I had them. I wish that the injections would have helped you....
  14. Thread: New pain

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    Cena, I cannot answer your questions either. Wish...

    Cena, I cannot answer your questions either. Wish I could help but since I don't have the same thing happening to me I wouldn't even begin to give you any insite.
    I went for my first injection. All...
  15. Thread: New pain

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    I am going to have a epidural injection done on...

    I am going to have a epidural injection done on the 18th. I would appreciate some feed back from people who have had this kind of injection. Did it help? Was it painful? Did it not help at all? I am...
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    Marilyn, I lost a lot of weight while in the...

    Marilyn, I lost a lot of weight while in the hospital and after coming home right after my surgeries. I now have gained it all back and some extra. I now am about 10 pounds overweight. I didn't feel...
  17. Thread: New pain

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    Macky, I go on the 18th of January for my first...

    Macky, I go on the 18th of January for my first injection. I will keep you posted on my progress and you do the same. OK
    By the way how are you doing? I get all caught up in my own problems I forget...
  18. Thread: New pain

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    I heard back from my GP today. He consulted with...

    I heard back from my GP today. He consulted with the Drs at the pain clinic.
    They plan on doing epidurals, in the facet joint if possible. My GP thinks I ought to try them first as a less invasive...
  19. Thread: New pain

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    Hi Macky, I am glad your back. That pnemonia can...

    Hi Macky, I am glad your back. That pnemonia can be terrible. It really gets you down. I am so glad your feeling better.
    I can only have one facet joint injection. The Dr. will not give me anymore....
  20. Thread: New pain

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    I had my mylogram done and Ct scan. All went wel....

    I had my mylogram done and Ct scan. All went wel. A little headahe but nothing bad. The needle in my back hurt more than anything.
    I heard from the pain clinic yesterday. The Dr. at the pain clinic...
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    Stacey, I will tell you my experience with rod...

    Stacey, I will tell you my experience with rod removal. I had all my hardware removed one year after having them implanted. My fusion did not take. I had to have the hardware put back in four weeks...
  22. Thread: New pain

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    I went Monday to the pain clinic. The Drs.said...

    I went Monday to the pain clinic. The Drs.said they would not do any injections until I had a CT scan and a Mylogram. The Drs. at the pain clinic want my surgeon to operate and take the screws out...
  23. Thread: New pain

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    I have my appointment with the pain clinic on...

    I have my appointment with the pain clinic on Monday. I can't wait to see if these injections help with the pain. With the holidays approaching I wish I could get a little help with the pain.
    Mattie
  24. Thread: hair length

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    Lesly, I had my hair cut before surgery to above...

    Lesly, I had my hair cut before surgery to above my shoulders. Boy am iIglad I did. It was much easier to take care of. I never had my hair washed but one time while in hospital and that was with...
  25. Thread: New pain

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    THANK YOU everyone for all the kind words. It is...

    THANK YOU everyone for all the kind words. It is hard but life does go on and time does help. I lost my mother on 1983, so I know time helps.
    I called my GP today they still have not heard back from...
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