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Have you experienced swelling from knees down after spinal fusion?

Posted 13 Mar 2018 by barbp1951 0 answers

I had a total spinal fusion a 16 months ago (no more pain). After the surgery I had swelling mainly in my left leg which subsided About a year ago, I started getting swelling in both legs from knee down. My left leg is always worse than the right, in fact sometimes only my left leg swells. It would ...

Magnesium supplements to prevent muscle spasms post op?

Posted 10 Dec 2017 by Vfrogger 0 answers

I am currently recovering from two major spinal surgeries to straighten my scoliosis curvatures which came on rapidly after having a Medtronic neuro stimulator implant. The implant was removed less than a year after it was placed. Developed life threatening scoliosis, levoscoliosis , kyphosis and ...

Hi, Previously 73% Scoliosis, May2017 Anterior Lumbar Interbody Spinal Fusion + Posterior?

Posted 8 Oct 2017 by TitaniumRods 0 answers

... Spinal Fusion L4 to Sacrum. 2x45cm rods, 35 screws. Still on Tramadol, major setback, no sleep, reoccuring painful infections across/down back, will see a Dermatologist. Anyone similar surgery & are infections usual? Thanks

3 spinal fusions. No relief insight. I'm 34yrs and I have sciatic nerve damage from it?

Posted 23 Sep 2017 by terra30 1 answer

I've been to different doctors an and a neurologist but no one will touch me so I've been just suffering with numbness,tingling,and loosing control of my biles. I've been on an off of different pain medicines and nerve meds like gabapentins and oxycodone an nothing is helping ...

What dose of Celebrex is used for chronic low back pain one year after lumbar spinal fusion?

Posted 21 Jan 2017 by sglusk 2 answers

TLIF fusion L4-L5 on Nov. 27, 2015. Still suffer tremendous nerve pain in my lower back, though the nerve pain in my legs is much better since the fusion.

I need advice about taking lyrica vs gabapentin? Can I take gabapentin by day and lyrica at night?

Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Kokacola1 1 answer

I have taken Lyrica starting at 75mg and now up to 150mg twice a day for just over a year now. I decided to try find a less expensive alternative and Gabapentin was recommended by a pharmacist. I am not a diabetic, but I've had spinal fusion twice, 10 years and 1year ago. Now I suffer with ...

I had a spinal fusion done on L4/L5-L5/S1 done almost three years ago. After going through 2 failed?

Posted 26 Feb 2017 by Mfletch98 0 answers

... microdiscetomies and finally getting the fusion, I am still having pretty decent pain. I went and got a second opinion and found out that my fusion was done abnormally as only one side of my spine was stabilized, as a result the titanium spacer slipped out. After going through a really bad ...

Has any one had near 17 levels of spinal fusion done?

Posted 13 Feb 2017 by 1virginia647 1 answer

I am trying to find what I can and cannot do in my present state 17 level's of fusion. How is the pain level.what activities if aNY can you do ? Are cramps an issue.

Spinal fusion healing process?

Posted 28 Jan 2017 by Eluena 1 answer

Aloha, I have scoliosis and just had the above surgery 17 days ago. I sure could use some support from others who have gone through this uber major surgery.

At the age of 30 I had a L4-5 spinal fusion (disc degeneration) and now the same pain is lower?

Posted 4 Dec 2016 by Dean9515 1 answer

... After numerous trips to ER, physical therapy and Dr's offices, no one will do an MRI and the pain is practically intolerable. How do I get someone to actually TRY and figure out what the problem is? I'm 37 now, just got married last year and it has totally put a damper on ...

2 weeks out from L5-S1 spinal fusion with discectomy. Is it normal to feel like there is a stick?

Posted 26 Oct 2016 by guidobmb 2 answers

... where the fusion is and almost like a ridge of tissue at the top if you lean forward and then straighten? The pain has gotten better, but I have a numb feeling all the way down my legs to my feet and especially in my left big toe. I was told this would get better with time as the nerves heal. I ...

I had a spinal fusion I had a bowel kitchen and eventually my uterus was on my enlarged uterus was?

Posted 10 Nov 2016 by melissabeth0506 0 answers

... on my about wanted with the small pulmonary embolism I am healing but I feel all the apparatus in my back and just wanted to other people also feel it just makes me a little bit nervous and I want to know if I was alone on this

The drug neurontin(gabapentin) may be an accident waiting to happen???

Posted 6 Oct 2016 0 answers

I have been taking gabapentin for 10 weeks after two level spine fusion surgery July 18. Last Thursday I was standing at my sink and turned to my right, holding on to the sink counter, I took a step forward with my left leg. Immediately I felt a complete weakness and a popping sound in the left leg ...

Can I use forteo again after 10 years of using it for a total of 22 months?

Posted 26 Aug 2016 by Fran Liburdy 0 answers

I completed 22 months of Forteo ending in 2006. I just had spinal fusion surgery and am wearing an electro magnetic bone growth stimulator brace (2 hours per day). Can Forteo be used again in this situation? Would Forteo stimulate bone growth or can it be used only once per lifetime?

Chronic Pain - Has anyone had the spinal fusion of the sacrum with "I-fuse" procedure?

Posted 12 Jun 2016 by TigerLilly18 1 answer

Seeking to talk to others who have sacroiliac pain, hip pain, lower back pain. Doctor also asked me to read up about spinal stimulators for pain control. Any info would be appreciated.

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