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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in New Member Introductions
Probably should have introduced myself before posting my first topic. Anyways, I'm Kevin in Oregon. I'm 30 years old, have had 5 lumbar surgeries but never a fusion (which ticks me off). If the same 'ol laminectomies & discectomies didn't work for the first few times, why would they think it would be different the last few times lol?

I'm actually going through some major problems now with the CES symptoms (which I've had 3 times). I'm being treated like trash and am about to leave the state just to get help. If anyone's interested, my post is -


Long story short, I just want to know if severe neural foraminal narrowing w/ severe impingement can cause CES or CES-like symptoms (such as bladder incontinence, sexual dysfunction etc...)


  • I really do not have an answer to your question but I did want to welcome you to the forum. I can relate to being treated badly by docs and feeling like you want to move away just to find better medical care. Good luck and please keep us posted.
  • I've never really been treated this badly until I came to Oregon. It's amazing and it's pretty much all because of one neurosurgeon. Not to mention when other surgeons hear that I've had 5 prior surgeries, they want no part in trying to help. I've had several flat out tell me that they wouldn't operate on me because, "I'm a liability"! That's when I had full blown Cauda Equina Syndrome even.

    My PCP is trying his hardest to get me immediate help and he is absolutely shocked at what I'm going through. He's in a real small town and office (he averages 10 patients daily) and he said he's only seen one other person who was nearly as bad as me and he's never really had to deal with extremely severe spine conditions. Now he's witnessing it first-hand and is just in absolute shock.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. sorry to hear you are suffering such severe pain problems despite so many surgeries! i do hope you find some pain relief soon. :D good luck and keep us informed! Jenny :)
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