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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I'll guess my surgeon will feel the same way. As Linda said, pain is subjective. If only we could walk in another's (orthopedic) shoes. Yep, I can...
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    It shows just how complex the body is---and in different people. So many variables. So frustrating for those who want answers... and relief. And I...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    What does envy have to do with anything?
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Thank you. My problems might be a neuromuscular disease. If it is I can't help but think surgery triggered it somehow. So far the tests the...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    One thing at a time maybe? Don't think about everything. Find the doctor first. You'll probably feel better once that's settled.
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    How long after the original surgery is it?
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-13-2021, 07:05 PM
    Hi Susan... I haven't heard this, but it could absolutely be true. (I retired in 2017, so don't get to hear the scoop from surgeons every day.) ...
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  • susancook's Avatar
    04-13-2021, 06:04 PM
    Hey there! I have a recurrent T1 lucency and my scoliosis surgeon wants to remove the pedicle screw at T1. He said that with time that the...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-13-2021, 09:57 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I think your doing great Sharon.....it's amazing how well your L5-S1 is doing. We should have done a time lapse video of us playing musical...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 08:44 PM
    Erin, Your a diver.....Here is a video....watch it over and over..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTQogWktjFM&ab_channel=ExpeditionDrenched ...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 08:22 PM
    Hi.... You might want to talk to a psychologist. They can help with the anxiety. I think it's best to get a handle on it before you undergo...
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  • ErinMK's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 07:32 PM
    So Iím going through the motions of researching surgeons and making appointments and trying to make some sort of game plan... And I am...
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 07:05 PM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I am so sorry you too are having issues--especially when no one seems to know what to do. I sure hope you get some answers--and help soon. My Doc...
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 06:47 PM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Thanks for this Linda. That was my guess---not many know how to get it just right. Oh to have it to do over again. Only had the surgery because I...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-11-2021, 04:08 PM
    LindaRacine replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Tina... Obviously, none of us know what is going on with your spine. Your surgeon could just be a jerk, or it's possible that they're completely...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-11-2021, 01:22 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    There's a lot written about blame in this thread. When a delicate surgery like spinal fusion doesn't accomplish all that is expected, like the...
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-10-2021, 07:48 AM
    jackieg412 replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    All of this is so complex. Also it is call practicing medicine. The doctors refer to where they work as their practice. Now I changed surgeons from...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-10-2021, 01:14 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Thanks for posting the link Linda. I have seen some of this material in my old (2005-2010) scoliosis surgical books and have wondered about all the...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-10-2021, 01:09 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Linda, That's correct....Blame and envy cause massive amounts of anxiety....and as far as bear traps (thoracic gripping) are concerned, not everyone...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 07:09 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I think this is exactly what it is. He doesn't want to talk about it because he'd have to admit something he did is lacking. You're lucky he's even...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 05:48 PM
    LindaRacine replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Iatrogenic flatback is caused by a lack of perfect sagittal balance created during spinal fusion procedures. It's a very complex calculation, and...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 05:39 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    But if your back literally flattens and loses its curve it has to change shape. How can this happen if the spine and the rods don't bend?
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  • jackieg412's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 04:46 PM
    jackieg412 replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    No the rods do not have to break or bend. The rods are strong but the need for perfect balance is even stronger so the rods and screws are pulled...
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  • Tina_R's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 04:12 PM
    Tina_R replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Wow. How is that possible? The metal rods would have to bend, wouldn't they?
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 04:09 PM
    LindaRacine replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    None of that is absolute.
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 01:29 PM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I actually brought the flatback issue up with Dr Menmuir when I found that the upper surgery didn't improve my "pushed forward" feel. He said no, his...
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  • Sharon C's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 01:16 PM
    Sharon C replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Haha! Yes, I remember you commenting on the nice digs. Too bad we can't appreciate them as much as we might in that situation, but it was MUCH better...
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  • titaniumed's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 11:59 AM
    titaniumed replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    I remember coming down to the hospital since your room in the new wing at Renown was puurtty nice.... I thought I was checked in at the Westin in the...
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  • LindaRacine's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 10:49 AM
    LindaRacine replied to a thread Flat Back in Surgical (Revision)
    Yes...
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