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  1. #1
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    Nerve Spasms

    Hello. I just was wondering if anyone else has had nerve damage after their surgeries? I had an EMG done last week and it would appear that I have a form of neuralgia- it causes me some pretty intense pain and nerve spasms in my back. Feels like I am getting shocked or stabbed all over the place. They are trying some nerve meds & Oxy for pain. Anyone else have these? What works? Also, does anyone know if this is just something that happened to me or is it because of the surgery? Will this go away? Thanks in advance for your help!
    Angela
    29 y/o f w/76 degree curve.Surgery done on June 26th, A/P, rods, instumentaion, rib removal- now 18 degrees!!

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    Re: Lower vertebrae moved forward

    Hi there:


    I have a little different problem after surgery via Hugo Keim in 1978. My fusion did not include the L5 vertebrae. After an accident last week, I had pain in my lower right back - more towards my hip than back. X-rays show the L5 has moved forward - not due the this recent accident, radiologist says it looks like it has moved forward over time.

    Anyone else have this and if so, did you opt for some type of treatment?

    Thanks.....

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    Angela,

    I have nerve pain, muscle pain, and mechanical pain. I take Lyrica for the nerve pain and it has helped a lot. I no longer have alot of the buzzing, tingling feelings I was having. It works great.
    Theresa

    April 8 & 12, 2004 - Anterior/Posterior surgery 15 hours & 7 hours
    Thorasic - 79 degree down to 22
    Lumbar - 44 degree down to 18
    Fused T2 to sacrum
    June 2, 2005 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @L3 7 hours
    MAY 21, 2007 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @ L2, extended the fusion to S2 and added pelvic instrumentation 9 hours

    FUSED T2 - SACRUM 2

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    Theresa,

    Thanks for the info. I have an appt. next Tues. with a pain management specialist- I'm going to bring up Lyrica as a possible medication- I am having probs with the new meds they have put me on- pretty much I am a zombie.

    Thanks again!
    Angela
    29 y/o f w/76 degree curve.Surgery done on June 26th, A/P, rods, instumentaion, rib removal- now 18 degrees!!

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