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Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-12-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,146
Posted By cls
Rob, What does piriformis surgery entail and...

Rob,
What does piriformis surgery entail and how did you come to a conclusion that this is the cause of your pain?
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-07-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,155
Posted By cls
Phylly, Although you are still having some...

Phylly,

Although you are still having some pain issues, I think it is good news that you were able to do so much traveling. I'm not sure that I would be able to make the flight to London! Hang...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-22-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,257
Posted By cls
Update - 3 Months Post-op

In just the last two weeks I have noticed some very nice improvements in my nerve pain and leg weakness. My right leg has significantly improved and I am now cane free! My activity level has...
Forum: iSpine 05-22-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,945
Posted By cls
Michelle, I considered ADR and consulted an...

Michelle,

I considered ADR and consulted an Ortho who is very much in favor of ADR and does not like to fuse but I was precluded due to low disc height. I was on the fence with ADR anyway but...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-12-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,169
Posted By cls
Viel Glück!

Justin,

I wish you great success with this procedure. I hope it resolves your spine problems and it is the LAST spinal surgery you will ever have. Hang in there, you're in the homestretch.
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-08-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,257
Posted By cls
Karin, I don't know how you get through a whole...

Karin,
I don't know how you get through a whole day of work. I simply cannot sit for more than an hour without pain. Next week I will be 3 months post-op and it seems like I am about a month...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-07-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,257
Posted By cls
aah, NSAIDS!

Thanks everyone for your input.

Guymontag you are absolutely right about the elliptical trainer, my PT said they are no-nos for awhile. She said this on my first appointment which was 3 weeks...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-05-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,257
Posted By cls
Update

Hi Karin,

Thanks for thinking of me - you're not a bad egg, I know you have a lot of things going on in your life. I am sorry that you too have some lingering spine/nerve issues. Things continue...
Forum: iSpine 04-28-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,483
Posted By cls
str8shooter5, I am a little over 2months...

str8shooter5,

I am a little over 2months post-op L5/S1 fusion and have had very little relief from the nerve issues that I had prior to the fusion and have had new nerve pain that seems to flair...
Forum: iSpine 04-21-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,656
Posted By cls
Don't wait until you "can't walk"

Jakea222,

I think I have read in your previous posts(?) that you are already having trouble walking and experiencing neurological problems so I would encourage you to talk to your doctor about the...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,670
Posted By cls
Kathy, I don't post much but I have followed...

Kathy,

I don't post much but I have followed many folks over the past 6 months and given what I have read from others recovering from ADR it sounds like you are really doing well. I am excited...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,257
Posted By cls
Maria, Phylly,Dr. J, Kathy and Liz, Thanks...

Maria, Phylly,Dr. J, Kathy and Liz,

Thanks so much for your replies. You all pretty much echoed what I was thinking -- I guess I have already been educated by you all from reading posts for the...
Forum: iSpine 04-13-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,286
Posted By cls
Waiting - for what?

Hi Gil,

After going through my L5/S1 problems I have to say that waiting was not in my best interest. I really wish that I had gone for the fusion 5 months ago when I got my MRI report back which...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-12-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,257
Posted By cls
2Months Post-op L5/S1 Fusion Nerve Issues

Hello,

On 2/16 I will be 2 months post-op an L5/S1 TLIF fusion and I have found that as the weeks wear on since the surgery I find more and more nerve issues cropping up. Prior to the surgery I...
Forum: iSpine 03-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,854
Posted By cls
Welcome

Hello Ali,

What levels in your spine are causing problems? It is easier for the community to respond if they know if you are having cervical or lumbar problems.

I am 4 weeks post-op from a...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 02-14-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,745
Posted By cls
Muscle Pain

Hi Karin,

I know that you have a TENS unit and I am thinking that you might want to dig that out again and give it a try. Yesterday I received an Interferential Unit in preparation for my MIS...
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