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acute pain

Hi my name is linda. I have been suffering acute pain in back and legs and hips for over 15 years. I have had a double hip replacement and also a two level fusion in spine lower back. I still have horrendous pain in lower back and down legs. I am various cocktails of tabs and still no easier. I have a batch of nerves they can see that bone is pressing on but they are reluctant to operate as could lose power in legs. They tried spinal blocks but could not get needles in as I have alot of metal in that area. Has anyone else been in this position. I am feeling decidedly delressed to extent dont feel I can take much more.
Linda roulston


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,878
    Welcome to Spine-Health and how to get started here

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    Ok, for starters, talk about your pain as being Chronic. Acute pain is something that lasts only a very short time. For example, you smash your finger with a hammer, that is acute pain. Pain that continues over 6 months is classified as
    chronic pain.

    Which lower discs did you have the operation on? When was it. Did you have the pain down your legs after the fusion surgery?

    What medications are you are?

    What nerves are being affected. I assume by bone you mean disc pressing on the nerve. Why are the doctors reluctant to operate. I have never heard a doctor not wanting to do surgery in fear that their patine would lose power in their legs.

    What metal do you have that prevented the spinal blocks?

    As you can see, we have so many questions. In order for a member to respond to your thread, you need to provide us with as much information as possible. Fill in the details for us, and you should see some valid responses.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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