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L1 thru L4 Fused?

L1-L4FusedLL1-L4Fused Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Can't take pain meds. It's been 2 years and I'm still in pain?


  • Hi and welcome to Spine Health.
    We are a friendly bunch and will try to answer your questions.
    Can you give us some more information, and be specific what you want to know?
  • Yes, more information would be helpful. Have you had a fusion or are you asking about whether you should have one?
  • I fell with a twist 4 years ago. For 2 years the doctors fooled with me...severed my nerves...they grew back in budles within 6 months. Had all sorts of injections into the spine, etc. They would ask from 1-10 how bad is your pain? ABOUT 15!...Finally, the doc did a discogram and said that I could have L1-L4 fused or I would never walk again. I cannot take pain meds at all, tried them all...vomit profusely (hard to vomit if you can't bend over) I had a full body bone scan. Never had a broken bone, bone density is great, have 2 extra ribs :) It's been 2 years since surgery. Tried every sort of herbal remedy for pain. Taking glucosamine for over a year. I'm nearly nuts from the pain, still! My butt feels like it's gonna fall off! I'm 48, now. I used to be a very strong woman, now useless. I'm not depressed, just angry. My mother-in-law said that she knew people that had this same operation and they are fine!? Well, I'm NOT fine!
  • Maybe look into an implanted pain pump. May not have the same effect on you as taken by mouth pain medicine. I don't know hwat they use in the pain pump. Just a idea worth looking into.
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