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    Give Schroth a try

    I started Schroth physical therapy a few weeks ago and it's been like a miracle for me. I am fused from T3 - sacrum after 2 surgeries but started developing a further upper thoracic curve and an...
  2. Hi Lisa, I'm still stressing over what to do. ...

    Hi Lisa, I'm still stressing over what to do. I've been still researching other doctors but not coming up with any good options. I might still go to a few at HSS. I even called my last surgeon Dr...
  3. that is so frustrating. i had that with Dr...

    that is so frustrating. i had that with Dr Boachie, they basically told me last time that they didn't know how much they would bill me, it could be the entire cost of the surgery and i had out of...
  4. Lisa, did you have surgery when you were younger...

    Lisa, did you have surgery when you were younger or was this your first one?
  5. Hi Lisa, i'm searching right now too. I saw Dr...

    Hi Lisa, i'm searching right now too. I saw Dr Lenke 2 weeks ago. I liked him and his background but his suggestion was very aggressive, a total spine reconstruction for me. He said i could get a...
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    Hi all, I've had a lot of help from Feldenkrais. ...

    Hi all, I've had a lot of help from Feldenkrais. I've had 2 surgeries, my last 6 years ago to fuse L3-S1. I started getting pain and pressure in that area about 6 months after my surgery and after...
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    Thanks Karen. I remember seeing his name on here...

    Thanks Karen. I remember seeing his name on here a lot back then. Was he in the mid west back then?
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    Looking for referrals NYC area

    Hi all, I am looking for referrals for surgeons in the NYC area. I have an appointment with Dr Lenke next Tuesday but will want to get input from a few surgeons.

    I had my first surgery in 1978,...
  9. Thanks everyone. I went for my first follow up...

    Thanks everyone. I went for my first follow up appt yesterday and he said everything is normal. The sciatica should go away with hamstring stretching which are really tight. The hip pain should...
  10. Anyone have numbness/hip pain after surgery?

    I'm 2 1/2 weeks out of surgery and am feeling worse now then soon after I got home. I've developed really bad sciatica, hip pain in my right hip and had woken from surgery with lots of numb spots...
  11. Thanks Gayle. I just heard that I might be able...

    Thanks Gayle. I just heard that I might be able to get a prescription for the toilet seat so then I wouldnít have to pay for the whole thing. That would be helpful. Was the nausea from the...
  12. Jennifer Ė Iím scheduled for next Friday, Oct 21....

    Jennifer Ė Iím scheduled for next Friday, Oct 21. Iíve been trying to stay active at the gym, biking and doing a bit of the elliptical but walking is too painful. That motion of your leg going back...
  13. Thank you both! This is exactly what I need. I...

    Thank you both! This is exactly what I need. I knew I had seen these links before but couldnít find them.
    I went to a medical supply store yesterday and they had all sorts of goodies. The dry...
  14. Having surgery Oct 21 - list of items to bring to hospital?

    I'm scheduled for surgery on Oct 21 to fuse my L4 and L5 due to my vertebrae slipping off to the side and causing me lots of pain and causing my body to lean badly to the left. (I'm the Leaning Tower...
  15. I was concerned about this too having been...

    I was concerned about this too having been diagnosed with Osteopenia a few years ago but my surgeon isn't concerned with it. He didn't need another bone density test done. He said he will get a...
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    Yes, take one day at a time. Just focus on you...

    Yes, take one day at a time. Just focus on you and doing what absolutely needs to get done. I've been practicing accepting lots of help from others which was always hard for me but I'm getting...
  17. I found that his staff was not the most...

    I found that his staff was not the most friendliest and knowledgeable either but when I met with him personally I found him to be very intelligent and he seemed very proactive at explaining what he...
  18. Lu - I'm so glad to hear you are doing ok. It...

    Lu - I'm so glad to hear you are doing ok. It gives me hope that I will soon get through this and be ok!
  19. Sorry I havenít been on here in awhile. I sort...

    Sorry I havenít been on here in awhile. I sort of took a break from it. I know I need surgery but havenít wanted to think more about it for a bit. Iím taking Aleve daily now and itís helping a...
  20. Anyone been to Dr Antonacci in Princeton, NJ?

    I've been to 3 doctors now for consultations, Dr Boachi in NY, Dr Kim in NY and Dr Antonacci for revision surgery. I'm leaning towards Dr Antonacci since he would do a more minimally invasive...
  21. Lu - that is so great that you grew! I remember...

    Lu - that is so great that you grew! I remember my original surgery and wishing I was alot taller, I had only gained about 1-2 inches at the time. And you're only about 1 month out of surgery and...
  22. thanks Linda. I love the razor idea. I'm going...

    thanks Linda. I love the razor idea. I'm going to do that now. It's been getting harder and harder to reach. More my right leg than left. But I've always been able to bend further on my left...
  23. Anyone had 2nd surgery to be fused to sacrum? Loss of mobility?

    I had surgery when I was 12 back in 1978 and was fused to L4. Now I've had a lot of new pain deep down in my tailbone and extreme lower pelvic bone where it connects to my legs and my L4 has shifted...
  24. Hi Scoligirl, I'm in the middle of looking for...

    Hi Scoligirl, I'm in the middle of looking for new doctors too. I had surgery way back in 1978 and need to have the rest of my spine fused. I saw a Dr Antonacci in Princeton, NJ who I liked a lot...
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