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Old 04-06-2009, 12:57 PM
Cindylou Cindylou is offline
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Location: Wayzata, Minnesota
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I could not agree more with the above responses Sandy. Hard not to second guess, but big waste of time and energy. Don't go there. The nerve block will prove valuable indeed. All is certainly not lost. You had major, major surgery that definitely produces musculature ironing out, over time. Yes, facets are the elephant in the room, but the fact that you had Dr. B do such an invasive surgery is very encouraging indeed. You had the master of multi-levels, so take great hope in that. Are the trigger injections helping? Regular massage therapy maybe?? Hang in there. Let us know how the nerve block goes.

My best,

bicycle accident 6/01: 2 compression fractures @ T12-L1; vertibroplasty; 4/06: right hip labral tear & arthroscopic repair; 4/07: lumbar prodiscs @ 3 levels, L3-6 by Dr. Bertagnoli; 7/02/08: ALIF L6-S1; 7/30/08: reopened to remove bone cement, leaked onto S1 nerve root; 8/08: pulmonary embolism, double pneumonia, collapsed left lung, pleurisy, pleural effusion; ALIF fusion complete; 3/10/09: SI Joint Fusion by Dr. Stark; Jury still out.
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