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    No surgery with Finn

    Just to update this thread, I did not have surgery with Dr Finn. Went to Dr Vaccaro at Rothman Instittue in Philly. Had very good experience there, no complications, excellent support.
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    Tinnitus or TMJ after surgery?

    Has anyone had tinnitus or TMJ after surgery? I'm at eleven months post surgery, back to work, but now have constant ringing in my ears and jaw pain, possibly TMJ. Naproxen and a night bite has...
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    JanM, I'm 7 months post surgery, and mine was a...

    JanM,
    I'm 7 months post surgery, and mine was a big one too, top to bottom like yours. I live alone, my wonderful husband died 2 years ago. After surgery I did not come home right away. Stayed in...
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    I also have that burning pain in my neck and...

    I also have that burning pain in my neck and back. I had a very long fusion as well. It's definately aggravated by working at a computer, any desk work, the burning comes on even as I type this...
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    Brad, I have not had those sensations, but I do...

    Brad, I have not had those sensations, but I do get random zingers, like pin pricks at various parts of my back. At 2 months post-op, I've had more zings and zaps lately, as if the nerves are...
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    Update to 'over-correction' issue: I just saw an...

    Update to 'over-correction' issue:
    I just saw an orthotics specialist, who said my hips were basically even and level, and legs the same length. My 'leaning to the right' sensation is coming just...
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    I've always been an avid gardener, so when I got...

    I've always been an avid gardener, so when I got back home after 6 weeks away for surgery/rehab etc, the unkempt yard made me itch to get out there! I got some "long-armed rose pruners' on ebay and...
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    yep! "quite grateful for the meds" says it all....

    yep! "quite grateful for the meds" says it all. I'm 2 months after 2 consecutive days of surgery that fused basically my whole spine from neck to bum. Three weeks ago, on advice from primiary care...
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    I'm 7 weeks out from surgery, planning to return...

    I'm 7 weeks out from surgery, planning to return to desk-type job in a month or so. I will have to start gradually and build up to 8-hour days.

    Right now I'm also having neck issues... looking...
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    yeah, that's my concern... that the imbalance...

    yeah, that's my concern... that the imbalance will cause problems with neck/back/ whatever! I'm hoping physical therapy in a month or so will help and give me some guidance. I also will see a...
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    Based on my surgery, I think you are in good...

    Based on my surgery, I think you are in good hands with Vaccaro.
    I didn't have any experience with surgeons before this. I went thru hell trying to find and pick one. I went to Rothman / Jefferson...
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    "Over-corrected" in Surgery?

    I am about 7 weeks post 1st time surgery (Dr Vaccaro, Rothman Institute in Phila) and so far recovery is going very well. HOWEVER, now one leg is almost an inch 'shorter' than the other. Vaccaro said...
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    FYI, the name Polyphemus is actually in honor of...

    FYI, the name Polyphemus is actually in honor of horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus. I've always loved those ancient creatures for some weird reason. Their springtime egg-laying gatherings in South...
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    Thanks for your replies and encouragement. Sounds...

    Thanks for your replies and encouragement. Sounds like many of us are in the same boat. I see Moreno this Friday, but am leaning towards Dr Finn. I really don't want to add to the stress of a surgery...
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    Dr Finn in St Petersburg Florida?

    Does anyone have any experience with Dr Charles Finn, spine surgeon in St Petersburg FL? I am discussing May 08 surgery with him, as my 'mild' scoliosis has in the past year gotten very bad and...
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    Surgeon in St Pete Tampa area? Dr Finn?

    I am new to the forum, and looking for information about Dr Charles Finn, a surgeon & spine specialist in St Petersburg FL. My scoli has in the last year gotten much worse, and I'm considering...
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