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Back surgery recommendations

Thread in 'The Men's Health Forum' started by se3racer, Aug 19, 2020.

who would you use

  1. orthopedic surgeon

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  2. neurosurgeon

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. toughen up and deal with it!

    2 vote(s)
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  1. Jdadams

    Jdadams Frontiersman

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    I had a bulging disc repaired. My dad had the same surgery you are talking about. I would recommend a nuero I’ll be glad to chat with you about my experience if you like. Dr Tomoras did mine and my dads as well as a dozen other people I personally know from Canton.
     
  2. slacker1972

    slacker1972 ODT Junkie! Supporter

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    I have had 3 back surgeries over the past 12 years and I am still in pain.
    I used a highly recommended orthopedic in Newnan at Georgia Bone and Joint
    12 years ago I had a bulged disk fixed with a laminectomy and discectomy at L4-L5 and L5-S1
    I also have spinal stenosis.
    I was good to go for 10 years and then I had major nerve pain across my lower back and down my legs so this time I had a fusion at L5-S1 2 years ago.
    Since the fusion the pain has been bad but not as bad as it was before the fusion.
    Last year I had a spinal stimulator installed in my back with wires in my spine that help conceal the pain signals to my brain.
    I do not take any narcotics but I am on a strong nerve blocker and muscle relaxers.
    I also see a pain doctor every month or two and I get shots every couple of months and I have had a nerve ablation at the L5 level.
    I also have 3 herniation's between T1 and T4

    My opinion is live with it as long as you can, when you cannot take it anymore then get the surgery, that is what I did.

    PM me if you would like to call me and talk about it, there is a lot I am leaving out but I would be glad to chat about it.
     
  3. nicaburns

    nicaburns Empty Tomb Forge Supporter

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    Forget which area you are in and go to the Houston clinic in Columbus... I am so very thankful I did for anterior fusions with titanium cages and bone morphogenic protein 15 yrs ago!
     
  4. se3racer

    se3racer Tracker

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    Talked with the ortho again yesterday. She is wanting to do a nerve ablation before sending me to get cut. I guess that works for me after hearing the horror stories about surgery. Hopefully it helps and is not just another swing and miss.
     
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  5. RiverBend

    RiverBend Proud Southern, Christian Supporter

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    Been there done that, more metal than a G17
    my back side.jpg
     
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  6. slacker1972

    slacker1972 ODT Junkie! Supporter

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    Good luck, I have ablations every 6 months or so and they do help me some.