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rekeenfanrrekeenfan Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in New Member Introductions
Greetings! New to Spine-Health forums, Old Pro at back pain. Here is a quick run-down of my back history: L5-S1 fusion in '06 due to degenerative disc. Hardware removal post-fusion due to pedicle screw issues.
Nerve Root decompression surgery in summer '08.
Wonderful case of staph infection post decompression op.

Still have crippling pain in low back, left buttock and left leg. Looking for any tips and hopefully some answers for relief.


  • and welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of support and understanding here from all of our wonderful members. If there is ever anything that I can help you with then please feel free to PM me at anytime and I will always reply as soon as I see that I have a PM. Are you under any kind of a treatment plan at this time...PT , massage therapy , acupuncture , injections? Just wondering. I wish you the best of luck in finding answers to all of your questions. Please keep us posted as you can to how you are doing....take care....Miki
  • Thanks! I am seeing a new neurologist this week, and will hopefully get a new program going. I was doing pretty well until the holiday break, and then suffered a major set-back. I don't know the reason, but I went back to my pain level before the decompression surgery.

    Injections/facet blocks have not given any significant relief, hoping to find something that help. I stopped all narcotic meds last September, but am back to the point where I need something to manage the pain.

    Looking forward to the support that this site is famous for!
  • HI and welocome to this wonderful place. There are so many really good people here to talk with and so much information.
    We all have something in common it seems, mostly pain unfortunatly. I and others here have low back problems and others too, and understand how difficult it is to function at times.(anytime) :) So know there is always someone here for you, ok? Anytime ya wanna talk....I and others are here for you.. Welcome to this great place!
  • It sounds like you've been through it rough. I hope the Neurologist has some answers for your pain. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i hope being around others suffering as you are will be of some comfort. :D you will find lots of good information and some very good friends here. good luck as you search for pain relief.. Jenny :)
  • sorry, hit button twice!! Jenny :)
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