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    sci-nurse, i certainty didn't mean any...

    sci-nurse,

    i certainty didn't mean any disrespect.

    do you know any good physicists at the kessler institute. I'm looking for phenol injections along with the 600 units of botox i already...
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    With all due respect, the Mayo Clinic seems to...

    With all due respect, the Mayo Clinic seems to disagree.
    I've lived it twice, first time was my Harrington rods caused a hernation after 25 years and again after having a plate put in. The next disk...
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    Hardware removal before...

    I'm wondering about getting the hardware from my 3 level fusion removed before they cause another herniated disk.
    im 18 months post op.
    I've had prior hardware cause disks to fail.


    thanks
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    I've been getting the max 600 units of Botox for...

    I've been getting the max 600 units of Botox for the last 5 years. It helps a lot.
    my issue now is after my 5th surgery I found more areas of tone and 600 units isn't cutting it.
    I'd like to add...
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    Sticky: Thinking of getting a baclofen pump due to tone....

    Thinking of getting a baclofen pump due to tone. Does this mean that Botox injections would no longer be needed, or will it depend on how well the pump works??

    thanks in advance
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    thank you for the replies. I'm swithing drs....

    thank you for the replies.

    I'm swithing drs. I'm going to moss rehab. to be evaluated to find the true extent of the spasticity I have from a botched surg. in 07. I thought it was only in my leg,...
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    Psoas major muscle spasticity

    Has anyone been treated for this if so how??? I just figured out that it's a major cause of my pain and stiffness. I may have just under went a 3 level fusion for no reason because of it.
    it's...
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    Thanks for your reply i had a replacement...

    Thanks for your reply
    i had a replacement fusion and this time they used bone from my hip.
    SCI nurse gave a pretty complete run down of the proper foods
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    Thank you very much. my prior fusions were done...

    Thank you very much.
    my prior fusions were done at a different hospital using a FDA approved synthetic material.

    keep up the great work you do
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    Healing after fusion

    What are the best supplements (if any) should be used for fusion healing I.E.: calcium
  11. Dr. wise is the the work Global Stem Cells for real????

    I came a crossed this on facebook.
    is the progress they say they are making using stem cells real????

    https://www.facebook.com/globalstemcellnetwork/
  12. I was just asking here to see if anyone else had...

    I was just asking here to see if anyone else had this.
    the PA said it was like knuckles cracking. It's nothing to worry about.
    easy for her to say, I sound like a walking popcorn machine. Lol 😂
  13. looking for people who had lumbar fusion with rods inserted.

    good day folks

    I had a fusion redone and the surgeon used cage spacers and took the bone graft from my hip. I had to have another lamy. The surgeon used rods from t-11 to l-2. it's only been 3...
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    SCI-nurse. You might be right. She thought she...

    SCI-nurse. You might be right. She thought she was doing right. I'm no longer there discharged over the weekend. I certainly don't want to get anyone I trouble.
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    Nurses limits vs patients

    I just went through my 5th surgery
    I self cath because I have a neurogenic bladder. The nurse and I hit it off from the beginning.
    Very nice conversation, she was very attractive and was very...
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    a little help here CT report

    why would there be gas with-in the fusion site??? have to go for 3 level fusion in late nov. ugh #5



    IMPRESSION:
    There has been fusion at T12-L1 anteriorly. Gas density is present within...
  17. how far from a implantable device are we??

    How far from reality????

    https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage/videos/810586075740319/
  18. This is a valid question. I've read about the...

    This is a valid question. I've read about the lack of ejaculation and prostate issues. Is there benefits to having a urologist drain it on a monthly basis??
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    Implantable device

    How close is this to reality
    https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage/videos/810586075740319/
  20. stop gap measure -laminectomy - has out lived it's usefullness. 3 level fusion

    my laminectomy has served it's purpose. it's been 3 years since I had it done. I'm have progressive degeneration in the area of L-2/L-3. I have a fusion at T-12 - L-1. I'm experiencing noticeable...
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    Thanks for your input. My dr. At penn performed...

    Thanks for your input. My dr. At penn performed my laminectomy as a stop gap measure to having too have the 3 level fusion. While he was performing it he cut deep in the area to see exactly where the...
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    You took my screen name. Lol i haven't had a...

    You took my screen name. Lol
    i haven't had a second opinion. My dr is very conservative and I'm comfortable with what he says.
    he's from the university of Pennsylvania. I've had surgery at the...
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    well back under a new name - it's time for...

    well back under a new name - it's time for surgery number 5. lamy has failed and time for a 3 level fusion.
  24. after 4 surgeries when i stand straight up my legs are going numb

    I've had 4 procedures (2 fusions, 1 lamey, fractured 4 vert ) oh the fun

    I've begun to have numbness in my legs when I stand straight. I went for two mri's and a flexion x-ray


    flexion results...
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