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spine surgery with instrutmentation

Started by spineman on 01/28/2013 11:18pm

Hello Back and neck pain suffers I just want to say that spinal fusion or neck fusion of more then 2 levels shoud be disallowed except in bad scolisis cases I had 4 level Fusion 4 years ago and it made me feel worse and what the dr. says is i need another surgery at L1,2 because thats whats causing my pain. I get pain and muscle spams when bending forward I want the metal out this stuff should never be left in the body just does not want it. Thanks God Bless Spineman or mike. PS it was S1L5,4,3,2 what a mistake. can't work can't do anything.

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hi spineman I was having the same prob. I went back and asked my surgeon about it. and he told me I was over stretching my muscles. so dont bend. just get down on a knee or squat. and get a grabber.take care and good luck.

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Thanks larry yes I have noted when I bend over To pick up things is when I make my pain get worse Thanks for the tip .

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Hi Spineman. I too have had a C3-5 neck fusion with plate and screw. Now I'm looking for something for my back. I need advise on whether to do this or not. I know it takes time and alot of work to heal. It's been 9 months and my neck is half fused. I will get there. Can take up to 2 years. Smoking a few cigarettes here and there I'm sure slowed down my fusion. I finally quit altogether...hope it's not too late. Dummy I am! I don't know if I should fuse my back next. You should take that metal out of your back and have that surgery if it's bothering you. I heard they offer that to patients. It's awful I know..and my pain in my back is burning and my legs even burn and are getting weak but my neck feels better and my muscles will get stronger. You have to go to the gym. If you don't....you will never get strong! Keep at it!

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hi again spineman thought I would let you no I have been having some issues with pain down low. so I got another mrI and I have arthritus and L5 and S1 cushions are gone also. I look for t hem to fuse it will see I guess. been going to therpy at the moment. any way hope you are doing betr. did they get you a belt to make your fusion grow I got one. it made my finger nails grow like crazy. take care.

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