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Old 07-22-2010, 09:22 PM
alan1023 alan1023 is offline
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Originally Posted by ans View Post
Alan, I'm so sorry to hear this. You deserve compensation at mininum.

Have your doctors considered an intrathecal pain pump where they can give pain killers that probably would help you? I don't know the efficacy of a spinal stimulator but maybe others know.

Also, and this is sick but avoid this pump system:


Please give an update. There are doctors whom I would trust in a horrible situation like this. Actually one: Dr. Carl Lauryssen in LA.

My best, ans
I've seen Dr. Lauryssen for a second opinion and he agreed that I need a fusion at l3,4. Right now I'm looking into a much less invasive surgery called the XLIF. It's starting to look like I don't have a choice. I did put a lot of thought into the pain pump, but I've heard horror stories about that also.
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