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Top 10 Search Results for "Spinal surgery"

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Who's Had Spinal Surgery? How Many And What Was The Outcome?

Who's Had Spinal Surgery? How Many And What Was The Outcome?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Wow I’m sorry I just had my first 5 weeks ago, the pain before surgery was only gone for less than three weeks but I had plenty from surgery, now I have both and it’s worse than before and still have… read more

posted 7 months ago

Ablation

Ablation

My doctor has been testing my nerve respons via putting me in a light sleep then poking my nerves with lidocaine type injections. Then I post how long they lasted i.e. 1 hour to 2 days. Now he wants to do several ablations both lower back and cervical (different sessions). Has anyone had success with this?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I want to at least try ablation therapy. My friend said it helped her low back and hip pain. She said it lasts about 6 months. I have had lidocaine spinal injections that were extremely painful and a… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Has A "professional" Eg, Dr. Surgeon, Specialist Ever Doubted Your Pain? Looked At Yu Like You Are Crazy Or A Drug Seeker?

Has A "professional" Eg, Dr. Surgeon, Specialist Ever Doubted Your Pain? Looked At Yu Like You Are Crazy Or A Drug Seeker?

I started symptoms when I was 16, chiropractors and more chiropractors until my early 30's and I quit. Diagnosed at 43 :'( Two spinal fusion surgeries, 70% curve in my l 4, l 5 and because I walked around with a fractured screw for over a year after my first surgery that caused 6 discs to rupture which were caged in my second surgery along with rods, bigger now :/ pins screws etc etc etc, instead of supporting my spine from the inside with screws which obviously didn't work, they went t the… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Most definitely trying to find a neurologist up in Ocala because we moved fro margate n I’m on norco my my neurologist for persistent idiopathic face pain when he saw this he demeaned me n didn’t even… read more

posted 6 days ago

Grade II Spond. W/instability Disc Slippage . L5 S1 , 2 Doctors Insisting On Surgery, Fusion Anybodys Experience?

Grade II Spond. W/instability Disc Slippage . L5 S1 , 2 Doctors Insisting On Surgery, Fusion Anybodys Experience?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I had a disc fusion on L4-L5 in 2017. It has alleviated the majority of infringement on my spinal column. One dr said it was grade 2, however neurisurgeon said it was more a grade 4. Very big… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Does Anyone Else Have Spinal Stenosis And Resulting Leg Numbness/pain/weakness When Walking?

Does Anyone Else Have Spinal Stenosis And Resulting Leg Numbness/pain/weakness When Walking?

Does anyone else have spinal stenosis and resulting leg numbness/pain/weakness when walking? I’ve had stenosis affecting my walking to some degree since I was 26. I keep hearing I’m “too young,” so I’m just curious if others on here experience it as well.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yes I do moderate

posted about 2 months ago

Has Anyone Had Surgery To Try And Remove The Ankylosising, And If So What Were The Results?

Has Anyone Had Surgery To Try And Remove The Ankylosising, And If So What Were The Results?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Thank you for your answer, met with a orthopedic surgeon last week, he advised me against this surgery for exactly the reasons you mentioned, especially the spinal instability..

posted about 2 months ago

Electric Stimulator

Electric Stimulator

Has anyone had an electric stimulator put into your spine & does it help? I have spondylosis, osteoarthritis & degenerative disc disease. My doctors want me to get this due to damaged nerve pain. Thank you.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I LOVE my NEVRO Pain Stimulator.!! It’s TOTALLY CHANGED my life around. I haven’t felt better since I can remember. My life is So Much better and everyone has noticed. I can do more things, I’m… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Was Diagnosed With AS At 61 After Having Many Joint Surgeries And Back Injections For Over 12 Years.

Was Diagnosed With AS At 61 After Having Many Joint Surgeries And Back Injections For Over 12 Years.

I even saw a rheumatologist 13 years ago but he did not do a HBL-27 test. Having more and more joint problems now with both shoulders, wrists and weakness and pain in fingers. After 3 knee replacements, I still have pain and swelling in my knees. I have not read much about AS and knee replacements or thumb replacements. Is that an unusual occurrence? Plus, I am very disappointed in the majority of doctors I have seen through the years who didn’t seem to have a clue about AS.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I don’t know about knee replacements but luckily that could be done. Not so easy to get a new spine right?

posted 21 days ago