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Trufuse procedure

I had the Trufuse procedure back in Sept on my facet joints and ever since the surgery my pain level has been so much worse. I even have pain in new areas like my upper back and the back of my head...I don't know if it's connected but I think it is as it started as soon as I woke up from surgery. Every little movement I make, my lower back crunches which sends intense pain shooting out in all directions. It's difficult just to shower and do basic housework. I have to rest after just a couple minutes of doing anything b/c the pain gets so intense that I get dizzy and nauseous.

I just moved to a new area and have a new pain doctor and she seems like she's actually going to be helpful. She's ordered a bunch of tests and stuff...she had never even heard of Trufuse though. Has anyone else had this surgery? Any info/personal experiences...anything would be great. There doesn't seem to be much info on google about it. I seriously think it needs to be taken off the market...I shouldn't have done it. :( I'm having an MRI tomorrow and I also start PT tomorrow. Really hopeful that PT will help.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 01/27/2014 - 11:23 AM
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Thanks! I hope I didn't break any rules in my post?
  • I am also in a lot of pain, a lot worse.
    I am trying to get to the bottom of this. Maybe , something went wrong but what?
  • I am curios to find out, how many more people, have the same problem. I feel that I better get used to the pain.I got an epi inyection last week, that helped me for hours. I have another appoinment on Friday, with the surgeon. So, he would advised, the pain management Dr. where to inyect me this time , next week.
    We are trying to get to the bottom of this. We need to find out where the pain is coming from. I got a medicine cream , made by prescription, that is helping me a lot.
  • vidaladventuresvvidaladventures Posts: 8
    edited 03/11/2014 - 6:41 AM
    flutterfey said:
    Thanks! I hope I didn't break any rules in my post?
    Sorry pressed the wrong bottom!
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