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tanuiel64 posted:
In Oct 2012 had a disc replacement and to this day still have pain. I have been to doc in Dallas and he said disk is pinching on the nerve. He gave me 3 options fusion, pain stimulator or live with what I got.
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davedsel responded:
Hello.

My suggestion to you would be to do your research thoroughly and get at least one more opinion from a spinal neurosurgeon or spinal orthopedic surgeon. Success rates for any spine surgery is 50-60% for pain relief an up to 80% for functionality.

Read through the Tip at the top of this WebMD Back Pain Community that lists recommended steps for getting back pain diagnosed and treated. Within that thread are links to websites that have good information about spinal conditions and their treatments.

Whether you have the surgery or not, you would benefit by seeing a pain management specialist that is a physiatrist. These doctors go deeper and offer a wide variety of treatments.

I pray you can find answers and relief soon.
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Blessings,

-Dave
 
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tanuiel64 replied to davedsel's response:
Thank you Dave for the information I have seen 3 doctors and had 2 MRI and 1 molo. The doctor in Dallas is saying disk is in the nerve and the docs here are saying it is a new disk Level 3 and 4. I can only take 1 non narcotic and muscle relaxer for the pain. I have seen pain management doctors.I have seen 3 because I am still researching for one that fits me. I have been diagnosed with 3 bulging disk and degen disease. I really don't know what to do. I have never had back pain or problems with my back until I had a complete hysterectomy. I had a disk replacement in 2012 and never have been the same since.
 
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aprilrose9 replied to tanuiel64's response:
Dear tanuiel64,

I was wondering what you have been told concerning back pain post hysterectomy. My guess is post op, you may have had less core (abdominal) strength and perhaps injured your back at this time.

Back surgery causes anatomical and physiological changes to the nerves. Some people develop more scar tissue than others and this MAY be part of your problem with chronic pain. You did not state the severity of the other herniated discs in your back. These sometimes cause pain and sometimes this is not the site of the pain issue. This is the same for the degenerative disc disease.

The trial for a SCS is a possible option. You have been given three options, so you could try the non invasive and less invasive options before you make any decisions concerning surgery. Once you have surgery, it is a done deal.

Let us know how you are doing. Good luck.
 
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tanuiel64 replied to aprilrose9's response:
Dave I went to see another doc that my attorney referred me to. My visit was the blessings from God. I spoke to PA first and what is so amazing is that his wife had the same prob I am having. They are looking at my SL joint and some inject so I pray that is my prob. plz join me as I am praying this cld be the prob. The doc is looking for prob with my pelvic. You are so easy to chat with and I will continue to pray for you as well.

Blessings
Tanuiel Renee Williams
 
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davedsel2 replied to tanuiel64's response:
I am glad to be of help and also very glad you had a good doctor appointment. I will continue to pray that you find the answers and relief you need. Please keep us updated.
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Blessings,

-Dave


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