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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain
Question: I had surgery, now what?
|Krust - Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:08 pm||
In 11/04 I had a fusion with a titanium plate on C6/C7. I had a bulged disc. My syptoms prior to this were muscle spasms, arm pain, numbness in fingers, and some pain in my neck. None of these syptoms were constant, but severe when they happened. I have been in therapy twice since surgery, my pain is constant, I have been to a PM&R doctor, and have been on MANY medications. It has been over a year since this started and I am 36 years old andvery frustrated. Any ideas?
|billhead1 - Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:39 pm||
I've been there and done that too! Seems the Dr.'s level of concern for my welfare waned substantially after he got the payola from my insurance carrier. I found him to be defensive as well...maybe to hedge against malpractice concerns. I'm not suing. I just want pain relief. Anyway, I decided to switch Dr.'s so that I could have someone approach my problem with a fresh perspective and no concerns of a personal nature. Probably not very helpful information, but maybe insigjtful for you. Good luck!
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