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  1. My daughter had her surgery at the end of May and...

    My daughter had her surgery at the end of May and was back to school in August. She was back dancing in The Nutcracker in December. It depends on how bad they want to get back to normal. If they have...
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    I know what you are going through. I have ddd...

    I know what you are going through. I have ddd also. My doctors have told me it is because of the wear and tear on the discs due to being fused. We have less usable discs it our back so they wear out...
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    I used Neuronton for nerve pain when I had my...

    I used Neuronton for nerve pain when I had my neck fused. I took it for 2 weeks and it helped while the nerve healed. It did nothing for the nerve pain in my thoracic area. I don't mind getting...
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    I have been getting ablations done for over 5...

    I have been getting ablations done for over 5 years. They last for about a year. I just have to get all the nerves from T2 - T12 on the right side done and the nerves fro T7 - T12 on the left side...
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    I cannot take pain medicines as they cause other...

    I cannot take pain medicines as they cause other problems for me. As for therapy, I have been working out in a heated pool for years but that does not help with the pain caused by nerves getting...
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    RF Ablation alternative

    I have been getting RF Ablations for several years now to treat my pain in my thoracic area due to disc degeneration. I was wondering if there were any permanent non-surgical options to end my nerve...
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    rf ablation alternatives

    I have ddd above my fusion. I have been getting RF ablations for several years to help control the pain. They last for about a year and do give me relief. I was wondering if anyone knows of any...
  8. I was fused to L5 but my fusion grew on its own...

    I was fused to L5 but my fusion grew on its own to S1! My mobility is like being 7 months pregnant. I do a lot of stretching exercises to keep my legs and hips flexible so shaving my legs is not a...
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    I have degenerating discs all above my fusion. I...

    I have degenerating discs all above my fusion. I get ablations done in the T3 -T10 area. I have had them done 3 times and this time they have lasted over a year. I just had my C5-C6 disc replaced...
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    Exercise is a warm pool is great. There is no...

    Exercise is a warm pool is great. There is no stress on you back or joints, plus the water gives you good resistance so you can spend less time exercising in the water and get the same results as on...
  11. My second child was also a c-section. My pelvic...

    My second child was also a c-section. My pelvic bone is tilted forward and down to the right making it hard for the baby to get through. I did try for natural with the second, but progress was real...
  12. My first daughter was turned around and I had...

    My first daughter was turned around and I had back labor. I didn't feel a thing!! She ended up a c-section because she got stuck. I think because of being fused to L5, the baby couldn't press into...
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    Julie - I just had my C5-C6 disk removed and...

    Julie -
    I just had my C5-C6 disk removed and bone spurs cleaned out. The doctor put in a piece the size of a quarter the was screwed into the C5 and C6 vertabrea. He did not use plates and screws...
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    I think it depends on the airport. My friend has...

    I think it depends on the airport. My friend has had a hip and knee replacement and flew recently. she was patted down in Atlanta but only had to go through the scanner in Pittsburg
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    I had a laminectomy in 2002. The doctor did not...

    I had a laminectomy in 2002. The doctor did not remove all of the fusion. I was having problems with my left leg, so he left the right side fusion alone. He is a neurosurgeon as there are no...
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    I am fused in the lower back and could not have...

    I am fused in the lower back and could not have an epidural. Both of my kids got stuck due to the tilt of my pelvic bone. They were both c-sections and I was completely under for the surgery. If...
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    Emery Atlanta

    Be careful of your credit record if you had anything done at Emery's Spinecare. They let your personal information get out. Another strike against Emery, not just bad service and care but they let...
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    Have you tried drinking Ensure? My mom's cancer...

    Have you tried drinking Ensure? My mom's cancer doctor made her drink Ensure to get more calories in her diet.
  19. I was seeing a pain management doc and he moved...

    I was seeing a pain management doc and he moved his office further away from me, so I switched doctors to another clinic. The first doctor sent me a nasty letter saying he was kicking me out of his...
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    They didn't let you donate blood when I had my...

    They didn't let you donate blood when I had my surgery. My daughter donated blood for her surgery. You recover better when you have your own blood. You can reject blood donated by others, and it...
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    I had my surgery at 16 and had to wear a plaster...

    I had my surgery at 16 and had to wear a plaster body cast for 9 months. The idiots I went to school with thought I had a baby because all I could get to fit over the cast were maternity clothes. ...
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    My sister went to the doctor when she was 14...

    My sister went to the doctor when she was 14 because her waistline curved in more on one side than the other. He told her that nothing was wrong, but she would never be a model. That was in...
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    I had problems with my revision surgery. The...

    I had problems with my revision surgery. The doctor cut along side of my old scar and I was leaking fluids from it. I wnet back a couple of times before my husband saw were it was leaking from. ...
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    I have pain around my rib cage (it starts in my...

    I have pain around my rib cage (it starts in my spine and goes around to the front). My is from several degenerating discs. I go next week for an ablation to stop most of my nerve pain.
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    I found out I had scoliosis when I was 15. My...

    I found out I had scoliosis when I was 15. My curve was progressing quickly and the doctor told me that if I didn't have surgery, I would be dead by 30. I chose to have the surgery. Back in the...
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