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... his. One thing I would like to share and I know being a wc case it may be difficult but just today I was talking with my pain mgt dr and he said no matter which surgery be it shoulder, back, ankle whatever always get a second opinion. ... (11 replies)
... lifting is definately something that should not be done, with studies showing fusion breakages with weight lifting. I know you've not had a fusion but any spinal surgery needs to be treated with the utmost caution especially when resuming exercise. ... (41 replies)
... Thank you so much for all the "Heads Up's" I had thought of some of them but not all. ... (4 replies)

... Was this a medically trained person who examined you and thought you had adhesions or was it just a lay person who thought that without any knowledge? James (8 replies)
... instrumentation and didn't stretch or bend for the first six months, following my doctor's orders. ... (8 replies)
... Hi all, hubby will have spinal fusion july 15th - was wondering if I could have your opinion about 1) whether a hospital bed feels worse or is helpful? my Dad who has a bad back gets in awful pain when he's in the hospital - doc has approved it tho and insurance will cover 2) we want to get him a rolling tray on which he can put his laptop that will tilt (a laptop... (11 replies)
... I hate the waiting game after you have your tests done ! ... (2 replies)
... e compression, due to the leg pain and numbness which sounds very significant, hence the surgeon wanting to get something done fast to avoid nerve damage if left for too long. ... (3 replies)
Back surgery
Aug 19, 2008
... Hi Debi, and welcome to the board! You'll find lots of us here who have had fusions, and we'll do our best to try to help you through your back scenario. ... (2 replies)
... worry is after, and because, of the strong med. I have been on..will they be able to control the pain after...that is my biggest worry. I know that immediately after the surgery, I will have an epidural anesethia...and that is good...BUT after the first 3 days..well, that is the part that scares me. ... (28 replies)
... I agree with Yvette, don't stop your car insurance. Some people have been told not to drive for several months, but many have driven after only a few weeks. 6 weeks seems about average. Even if you aren't driving, though, what if you needed someone else to drive for you? ... (17 replies)
... I so much appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks for sharing your experience with me and providing some tips for my discharge. Your information is very valuable. I will keep in mind what you've said for when I enter the hospital. ... (7 replies)
... In my case, due to the shape of my spinal canal, with my small degree of spondy, the vertebrae made almost a right angle at the bottom. When I was lying down for the MRI, the space was open, but as soon as I stood up on my feet, the angle was such that it pinched nerves at that level. Also it was a little unstable... ... (8 replies)
... I have had chronic back pain for more than 5 years. The pain started in my early 20's. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks for your comments. I don't think this next surgery will be any worse than your first one...and probably whatever pain you have in healing will not be as bad as what you are experiencing now. ... (5 replies)
... or manipulated. When there is nerve compression from a physical problem like a herniated disc, the nerve probably is already somewhat affected. Then during the surgery sometimes the surgeon has to tug on the nerve to free it up, or brushes against it, perhaps by accident. ... (35 replies)
... you can and cannot do. The board members care as we have all gone through it, but we don't know your limitations such as strength, your body type, or your age. After my surgery, I knew right away, when I was taking risks, knowing if I slipped or did too much, I could regret it later. ... (53 replies)
... und your home. I had my first fusion in Jan in the frozen northland and I couldn't risk walking I just walked the first floor. You are not walking for aerobic exercise or for endurance or even for building strength. ... (1 replies)
... Regarding pre and post surgery tips... ... (13 replies)
... Hi, I'm 30 years old and broke my back at the beginning of Feb. ... (8 replies)

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