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Lnwlf184LLnwlf184 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:00 AM in New Member Introductions
Greetings All,

I have just recently joined this fine forum and thought it a good idea to introduce myself.

My name is Kenny I was involved in an industrial accident in 1991. I have since had 4 cervical fusions.

1. C-6 C-7 done in 1991 anterior
2. C-5 C-6 done in 1992 anterior
3. C-3 C-5 done in 2001 anterior
4. C-3 C-5 done in 2011 posterior it seems the bone graf used in 2001 did not hold.

It has been what seems like a lifetime since I have been pain free!(normal pain level is around a 5-6) Since my last surgery it is a constant 9-10. My pain managment doc has me on Lyrica. Does not work!! Norco 10/325 which I have to take 2 every 4 hours to get through the day, add in Amerix once a day for the spasms.
As it stands right now I can barely use my arm due to the pain.

Cheers,
Kenny

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,065
    It sounds like you have had a lot of cervical problems and surgeries.

    I have had 3 ACDF and have had great results, no pain,etc.

    If you are dealing with pain levels at a constant 9-10, you belong in the ER or admitted to a hospital.
    People stop functioning correctly at those high pain levels.

    The Lyrica would be for any nerve pain, so I am not sure if you have a nerve problem since you did not comment about it.

    Again, pain levels that high, you need to go to the ER. No one should have pain levels that high and stay at home or continue to do things that they normally do. It is not safe.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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