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New Member/ Old prisoner to Pain

emmeranceeemmerance Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in New Member Introductions
2000- 3 level cervical fusion w/plate
7/5/2006- Decompression laminectomy L4/5 with bilateral subarticular decompression foraminotomies. Due to Spondylolisthesis the levels were fused with cages and screws and rods
12/2007- Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
1/11/2007-Bilateral Carpal Tunnel, only release in left side
10/2007- Total hysterectomy with appendectomy due to endometriosis

Currently I see a pain management doctor and am on Methadone,Lortab,Baclofen and Restoril. I have had a new MRI and in the process (again) of looking for a New back doctor.


  • Before trying this, ask your doctor..but when I had to wear my neck brace I would put a cold ice pack (the gel type) under the collar to keep it from itching. I also wanted to tell everyone how important it is to keep copies of your doctor's office visit notes. I found that my Orthopedic Surgeon was taking what I told him and "putting it into his own words." This unfortunately affected my case with Social Security Disability and cost me my two years of back pay & an agonizing wait of two years before I could qualify for insurance. Are any members from around San Antonio Texas and know of any GOOD Spine or Neurosurgeons ??
  • Hi

    First let me say welcome to spine-health. Have a look around and you will find many going through what you have or have gone through it. Check out some of the post in light and bright and there might be some with where members are from. We also have the fibro forum that you might find interest in as well. If your bored pop in the chat rooms to share some medical information and some laughs or tears whatever the flavor of the day is.

    Just thought I would stop by and welcome you to spine-health, if there is anything I can do don't hesitate to pm me. Take care and look forward to reading more of your post.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so glad you stopped by.. please feel free to drop in anytime! good luck with your pain problems! Jenny :)
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