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Old 04-07-2009, 02:04 AM
phylly phylly is offline
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Location: orange county ca.
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Hi Mary,
Likely the Dr. will examine you and then order some tests like X-rays and MRI's before they can really diagnose your problem. He may want you to try some physical therapy and an anti-inflammatory medication to see if your back calms down without surgery. Even though you are miserable some back problems heal themselves without surgery. I hope that is the case with you.

Once you know exactly what the problem is you can probably ask tons of questions. I am sure others will chime in here. I am so sorry for your problems, you are certainly carrying a big load on your shoulders. I hope by now you have found some help in caring for your daughter. Good luck with your appointment tomorrow.
Cervical fusion C4-6 March 2002
Fall on tailbone causing sciatica and back pain April 05
Conservative Treatment and PM for 2 years
Discogram concordant pain @L4-S1 Aug. 07
Prodisc ADR's at L4-S1 November 2007
Foraminotomy July 08 for Sciatica
Continued problems and back pain worsened
Prodiscs removed and discs fused at L4-S1 Feb. 09
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