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Doc Said I Need The Back Surgery Which Includes Hardware

Doc Said I Need The Back Surgery Which Includes Hardware

Hardware is screws and rods to separate the lower lumbar vertebrae and put in a new disc......question....is that the only solution? I’ve done therapy,injections and the ablation won’t work..seems extreme to me..

16 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

You’ll be glad you had it, I am. Once the pressure is off of the nerves. Good luck..

9 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

That's good news

10 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Tom...Thanks for feedback,,,Interesting thing happened,,,,my family doc started me on thyroid medicine,,said mine was to low,,,all the symptoms of low I had,,,,was not aware of that...she adjusted dose twice ..research said could take a month or so to kick in....In a month or so ,all symptoms reduced..lots energy etc. and.....my back doesn’t hurt as much,,can function about normally..I think it really helped..hope it lasts...still lead a vigorous life...glad I held up on surgery for now..

11 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

There may be something other than surgery,but there may not be.I spent years of surgery with hardware,I had 5 on spine alone but I have other issues that's just as painful at times.Please get a Rheumatologist and a neurologist that you trust could take seeing 2 or 3 different ones.There needs to be xrays,MRI'S,ETC.Your on my prayer list.God Bless you

11 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I would really look in to this to see if there any other alternatives

15 days ago

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