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290592 tn?1205775276
is anyone out there that has had a fusion and isn't better? im going through hell trying to defend myself to attorney's and dr's.they tell me its all in my head and im faking it! I was struck by a fork lift while grocery shoppin and frac...
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Obviously the spinal cord is connected to the entire body, so if something was wrong with it, could it not cause pain elsewhere? All I can ever find is that nerve damage causes numbness, but what about sharp pains? Because I have s...
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Not sure where to post this, but I'm getting worse with this problem. I get severe low back pain after standing or walking. It's been like this for a few years, but lately, I can't stand more than a couple minutes without feeling the n...
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HI there For the past year and a half I have felt my joint areas degenerating - there is a lot of cracking in all my joints at all time at this stage. All day every day and night. It started in my shoulders and has moved all over my bo...
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Here are the most bizarre symptoms military doctors over 16 years as well as many, many civilian doctors are baffled over.......I am going to give everything as to not leave anything out. I do not mind if you need to consult with a team...
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I have had 2 fusions (1) c56 and c2. now im going in for more surgery on my lumbar disc. Can all of these put me on SSADI.
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Hi. Am 41 female, in good health. Had scoliosis all my life, and had harrington rods placed in 2002. My curves were 67* by 56*, approximately, with a spiral.Now that surgery has failed and we're going to have posterior laminectomy L 4-5...
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I was doing well after surgery having had PLIF 2 level fusion. L4,L5, L5,S1. Now I'm 9 weeks out and if I increase activity it puts me back in bed. I have been resting in bed for a week and getting no relief. Worried that I am having mor...
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Hi my husband has had his cervical spine fused C2 -C7 T1-T2 The Neurosurgeon did a laminectomy without replacing the bone or using medical titanium to fuse that back part of the spine! Instead he removed at least 2 to 3" of bone out of ...
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Have severe pinching pain lower back left side above butt when I walk, stand too long. I get approx. 1/2 to 1 hr on my legs, then get this pain. Once I sit down and rest it for half hour, it subsides somewhat and then I can get up and wa...
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Hello, I am 41 and female. In December, I had surgery to fuse my c 5 . I am diagnosed to have ddd. the surgery was suppose to help get rid of the pain in my neck , back, arms, etc... my pain is still here ...what else can...
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I had cervical fusion on C4-C5 & C5-C6 in 2001. My plate now has flatten C6-C7 and is digging into my spinal cord. Seen my NS in March says I need to have surgery remove plate and put bone in for C6 -C7 and replace plate. My left arm ...
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I was recently told by MRI results that I have gliosis of the right parietal lobe white matter. Also, a prominent perivascular space. I have been suffering for a little over 2 years with horrible head pain in this same location. My neu...
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Recently I had an injection to the piriformis muscle with a Botox injection and it seemed to help. How come there is not more information about this and what is the current treatment for problems with the piriformis muscle? Can anyone pl...
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I am wondering why no one has taken on a class action suit for scoliosis patients with failed back surgery.
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I am a 49 year old female. I recently have blood work done to and they informed me that my RF was 88. I was told the normal range is 10-15. Is this cause for concern? I have scheduled an appointment with a Rheumatologist to follow up ...
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MRI Results on Cervical Spine: There is disc space narrowing and particularly at the C5-6 level with associated spurring at the end plate margins. C5-C6: there is a diffuse and somewhat bilobed disc-osteophyte complex causing anter...
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Three years ago I had a 2 level lumbar/sacral spinal fusion. I had suffered with several lumbar back pain, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and spondylothesis for 20 years prior to my spinal fusion. After surgery, I had no re...
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Hi i just had a mri and i really dont know what it means but i do know the words are allot different,then the MRI in 2013..Does anyone have a insight on this..I know we are not doctors..The Neuroligist just called me back and said everyt...
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