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how can the L4/5-L5-S1 fusion that had the instrualmention removed cause the extend of that injury at L2/3-L3/4 levels.

Started by Harwetha Parker on 09/14/2012 11:22pm

THIS IS WHAT I'AM GOING THROUGH WITH MY CASE. THE INSURANCE COMPANY NEED MY DOCTOR TO GIVE THEM A BETTER REPORT ON THIS.THEY ARE SAYING THAT MY FUSION CAN'T CAUSE THE TWO TOP DISC TO DEVELOP STENOSIS,FACET ARTHROSIS,

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welcome Harwetha, my name is Rene and im an orthopedic nurse, I would gladley help in any way I can. As far as your ?, no it would not cause your new issues, can u b more specific or write what the MRI states so I can decipher for u and try to help a little more, ( if u want). Feel better and stay possitive, RENE :) my blog is posted which tells my spinal history, similiar to yours.

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After two fail laminectomy and miicrodiscectomy at the L5-S1 -3/2002, L4-5 -8/2003. Then on 8/2004 a double fusion at the those levels instrumentation. Then on 10/2005 the hardware was removed, but the order was to remove the replace, but the surgeon didn't replace hardware.Then after all this time with three different surgeon's and about 8 different treating doctor's and 5 different rehab centers many tiggers points injections and placed on some hard meds.As of today i'am still on meds. and still taking hard meds. Saw a des.doctor provided by my adjuster and the des. doctor sided with my case which used them term fail back syndrome.and stated no rehab will help me but medically maintenance with my treating doctor. This angered my adjuster cause he thought the des. doctor was going to side with them. The des. doctor said the rule of thumb was the first doctor should have fused the L5-S1, L4-l5 first then the laminectomy and microdiscectomy. Cause after nearly two yrs that the first surgeon cut away too much disc at that level. So after all these yrs i'am still in a great deal of pain. So i went back to the surgeon who did the fusion and he wants it revised at L5-S1 L4-5,and this cause the top two levels to have bulges, The adjuster denied the surgery the day before the surgery claiming and non-extened injury.

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hi harwetha, sorry to hear all that,, the removal n non replacement caused all that concaving of the discs and bone on bone damage,,can deff understand the pain, I too am labeled Failed Back Syndrome, sounds like u hav a good pain management doc taking care of you,,thats my complaint,,I cant seem to find one that will manage pain correctly,,their always cutting my dosages, Im down to Percacet 7.5/325,no to exceed five per day,,doesnt touch the pain..They all think were drugseeking or their affraid of loosing their licence due to whats goin on w FDA, crackin down on them for scribing all those years to the uneccassary people now we suffer,,U would think w all the documentation n surgeries they would b understang to those in need of quality of life,, and Im a Nurse, so I know the game n system...... Its all about $. they get kick backs from the companies, for scrbing certain meds, the inplants and injections,,Finding it very hard on Long Island to find a sympathetic caring doctor..Hope your getting well and managing pain,,all we ask is to b Comfortable if we have these diseases, dont u think? good luck on your journey,, Pray,,He listens,,I have to have hope somewhere,at times after 21/2 yrs of 24/7 pain we would get use to it ,,,NOT..glad to hear ur in good hands, I think,R u happy w doc? stay well, goodnight RENE :)

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GOD BLESS you rene thanks for the encouragement, here in texas the laws are so hard for an injured worker. being drugged 24/7 is not a good thing went you are servant of JESUS. being a deacon in my church has really cut down on duties plus being medicated up don't help either. so thanks for the prayers and you and your family will allways be in our prayers.

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Hi Deacon, may I start with saynig:,how much GOD does play an inportant part of my family also, ( what a small world) . More people do need god in their lives, the world would be a better place
anyway Glad to meet a Deacon, Ive met so many different kinds of professions, so its a PLEASURE to meet a servant of god. (said WE are religious) lol.Im married for 26yrs to an old world Italian Family ( from there),we pray to Padre Pio.His home is in italia, ( TOURIST ATTRACTION ) now, but people go their praying for miracles( He heals the children), and im truefully saying he helped my daughter.it has been documented n his book of answered prayers in Italia. anyway, Hw u feeling, Ive had a tough one. I pray everyday that god hears all of us on this site ,whom are suffereing, as we all are, because its only been a year and a half for me n I cant imagine to have to endur this life change,n pain for the rest of our lifes.hope your well, keep us informed. Rene:)

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